Davos 2020 should be all about climate crisis but Trump won’t admit it | Larry Elliott

Subject was not an issue at forum’s first meeting in 1971 but should now be at forefront for US presidentRichard Nixon was in the White House, Mao Zedong was running China and Ted Heath was the prime minister of the UK when hand-picked members of the g…

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Sharp rise in UK consumer debt among less well-off, thinktank warns

Resolution Foundation says increasing reliance on credit cards and overdrafts is storing up problemsLow-income households have recorded a sharp rise in the use of potentially expensive consumer debt over the past decade and are now vulnerable to unexpe…

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Sharp rise in UK consumer debt among less well-off, thinktank warns

Resolution Foundation says increasing reliance on credit cards and overdrafts is storing up problemsLow-income households have recorded a sharp rise in the use of potentially expensive consumer debt over the past decade and are now vulnerable to unexpe…

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Sajid Javid must deliver a UK budget that works quickly – a tricky task

The Tories need to satisfy their new northern voters fast. Not easy given the economic problems are structuralIn politics, the year just gone will be remembered for a number of reasons. It recorded a change of prime minister, a spell when the executive…

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The Tories need to turn on the spending taps in the north now | Larry Elliott

A splurge of investment is needed in long-forgotten smaller towns such as Burnley and StokeFifteen years ago the idea of the prime minister paying a weekend visit to Sedgefield would have attracted little or no media interest. That, though was when Ton…

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