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Does May’s U-turn matter?

Is the lack of a credible opposition allowing Theresa May too much room to make about-turns, asks Alex Rankine.

Does anyone know what Mayism means?

The PM has been called a “Red Tory” for saying she will step in when the state isn’t working, but it’s her silence on the UK’s huge debt that is really worrying, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A lesson from Venice for Theresa May

Free trade transformed Venice from a swamp into one of the world’s most powerful cities. But its decline holds a timely lesson for Theresa May, says Dominic Frisby.

Will pensioners lose the election for Theresa May?

It’s a brave party that takes on the pensioner vote in the run-up to an election. Should Theresa May be worried, asks John Stepek.

Brexit: what alternatives are there to passporting?

Financial passporting is one of the reasons behind London’s success as a financial centre. Matthew Partridge looks at how the City will cope when it’s gone.

Why we should pay for our own social care

Asking people to pay for their own social care – from their property assets if necessary – isn’t cruel or unfair, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Where’s the plan for post-Brexit Britain?

Nobody is talking about making Britain attractive to business in this election campaign, says Matthew Lynn. That is sure to be a costly mistake.

How to fix the housing crisis

The real scandal isn’t so much the lack of houses, says David C Stevenson. It’s the state subsidies paid to landlords.

Chart of the week: British shoppers get out the credit cards

Ultra-low interest rates mean that people are Britain are turning back to their credit cards, and shopping with money they don’t have.

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