The flat UK economy still points to a Boris Johnson election victory

Ted Heath’s 1974 election gamble offers a bad precedent for the PM. Heath lost, but the economy makes it Johnson’s to loseA flat-lining economy. A political system gripped by inertia. A series of weak governments unable to get anything done. This used …

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Investors show optimism on trade ahead of US jobs report – business live

Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as markets await non-farm payrolls dataRiskier assets gain after trade war and US data give positive signal US non-farm payrolls in focus at 1:30pm BST amid Fed conundrum German industrial production…

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If ministers want to rebalance the economy, they must scrap HS2 | Larry Elliott

Improving rail links in the north is a far better use of £80bn-plus than continuing with a delayed projectThe future of HS2, Britain’s most ambitious infrastructure project, is hanging by a thread after the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, announced …

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