Daily Archives: April 18, 2011

Jim Pickard

You’ll find better coverage of this on FT Alphaville.

But today’s warning about the US economy from Standard & Poor’s will be closely watched in Britain today and beyond. (Bear in mind the old expression that when the US economy sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold). Read more

Jim Pickard

With several weeks to go before the AV referendum the arguments are starting to get slightly repetitive. But Vince Cable has tried a different slant on the debate during this morning’s joint press conference with Ed Miliband.

Instead of citing other countries with AV (Fiji, Australia, Papua New Guinea) he chose the – not entirely comparable – example of Strictly Come Dancing. Read more