Asking people to pay for their own social care – from their property assets if necessary – isn’t cruel or unfair, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
In this topsy-turvy post-election world, all political assumptions made before 8 June have been consigned to the dustbin of history. It’s time for a rethink, writes John Stepek.
A strong government’s desire to tinker often results in ambitious legislation that doesn’t help anyone. On that basis, a hung parliament isn’t necessarily a bad thing, says John Stepek.
The general election result will have caught many investors by surprise. John Stepek looks at what lessons can be learnt.
Theresa May’s snap election gamble has backfired spectacularly, and Britain now faces a whole lot of uncertainty. John Stepek looks at what the election result means for your money.
Will it be May, Corbyn or a “coalition of chaos”? As we went to press, we didn’t know. But there were some safe predictions to make, says John Stepek.
This has been a pretty rubbish election campaign all round, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But the most worry thing has been how little the economy has featured.
Markets clearly expect a comfortable Tory victory in the election. But you never know. John Stepek looks at different possible outcomes, and what they would mean for the pound.
The general election is unlikely to deliver the surprises of the EU referendum or the US presidential election. But you could still make money from it. Dominic Frisby explains how.
The Conservatives will probably win the general election, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But the actual outcome is very tricky to predict. So now might not be the best time to buy UK stocks.
Matthew Partridge looks ahead to next week to see from a betting perspective how the election is likely to pan out.