Joe Storey
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Joe Storey is an A-Level student whose interests include the financial sector, fracking, government economic policy and the immigration debate. He has been researching the influence of Thatcherism on the economic policies of the current Conservative party, research which he hopes to continue post-university.

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Plain Packaging for Cigarettes Epitomises Policy Made on the Back of a Fag Packet

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 12:17 PM

Given the lack of evidence and the unintended consequences which may arise due to homogenous cigarette packaging, it is imperative the government finally stubs out this misguided policy.

Currently, Australia is the only country to implement statute-bound plain packaging for cigarettes, and the results indicate it would be unwise...

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Leave Minimum Wage Be and Cut Taxes to Aid the Cost of Living

(3) Comments | Posted April 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM

I'm not sure the widespread support for an increase in minimum wage would continue if some of the potential consequences became reality. Even some conservatives have now jumped on the populist bandwagon and called for the minimum wage to be increased. Whether it be the potential saving to the Treasury...

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Ed Miliband Is Right: Britain Can Do Better Than This

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 6:39 PM

The hot air being generated regarding energy policy could probably keep the lights on in Britain for years to come. Labour's response to above-inflation energy prices rises showed their blatant disregard for the free market and the private companies within it. Such a policy is hard to operate in a...

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It Is a Misconception That a Living Wage Will Help Workers

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 9:35 AM

Election time is looming and it is time for the parties to start offering their giveaways in an attempt to win votes and persuade much needed 'floating' voters that their party will deliver for Britain. Labour and the Greens have highlighted their fiscal imprudence by pledging a 'living wage' of...

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