Politicians, like gang bosses and football fans, routinely attempt to establish or reinforce their leadership by inciting hostility to other groups.
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22 January 2014, Financial Times
18 December 2013, Financial Times
To say comparisons of academic performance are always imperfect and open to revision is not to say they cannot be made at all.
02 October 2013, Financial Times
Negotiations over Scottish independence are framed by the observation that neither the rest of the UK nor the EU has anything significant to gain from such negotiation – or any wish to conduct such negotiation at all.
11 September 2013, Financial Times
President Nicolas Sarkozy was reported to have told aides “if France loses its triple A rating, I’m dead”. A few days later France lost that status; a few months later, Mr Sarkozy was out of office.
07 August 2013, Financial Times
Money is a confidence game; its value depends entirely on the willingness of other people to accept it.
26 June 2013, Financial Times
Globally, the Bank of England has been the main source of fresh and sceptical thinking on the future of the financial sector. While this has won it few friends in the City of London, such unpopularity is a mark of success not failure.
19 June 2013, Financial Times
Corporation tax is a tax on corporate activity and on shareholders, and it is not well designed to achieve either purpose.
08 May 2013, Financial Times
The inability of democratic politics to handle the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis has threatened to undermine the apparent consensus on liberal democracy and lightly regulated capitalism that emerged following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
03 April 2013, Financial Times
The belief that the right response to the failures of Basel I and II is a more elaborate version of the same global regime is a triumph of hope over experience.
30 January 2013, Financial Times
Confronted with the specifics, rather than the principle, of constitutional change, many voters revert to the status quo.
12 November 2008, Financial Times
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