Spare a thought for finance ministers, and the opposition counterparts who aspire to replace them. The conventional wisdom was that they should at least make an attempt to follow fiscal rules. Now, there are no rules.
The Article, 4 March 2021
My letter in the Financial Times on the need for a framework for economic policy decision-making.
Financial Times, 23 February 2021
Press announcement from the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church.
Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church
My contribution to Aftershock, Policy Network's series on the pandemic. Progressives have much to learn from ethical or 'ESG' investors.
Policy Network, 1 October 2020
Responding to Brian Griffiths' article in The Article on the risks of inflation.
The Article, 14 August 2020
My article on the election of Labour's new leader and the response to the pandemic.
Church of England Newspaper, 9 April 2020
We need an election. We also need an election campaign conducted in the spirit of Christmas.
Talking to Church Times
I was on the shortlist for the Vauxhall selection. However I was not successful. I wish Florence Eshalomi all the best - she will be an excellent candidate and MP for Vauxhall.
 
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Until recently I was the Chief Investment Officer at the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church and Epworth Investment Management. I'm also the Political Communications officer for Christians on the Left and I chaired Vauxhall Constituency Labour Party for 11 years. My views here represent my personal opinion.

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Interviewed on the risks to the public finances, broadcast 22 July 2017. More ...
Church investment, fossil fuels, and divestment
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Labour deficit cutting - the £50bn question
Targets missed
The decline in real incomes continues
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