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Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Visiting Professor to the Policy Institute at King’s College London, Norwich City FC Chairman and contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

Dad, cook, pianist, economist. Former Cabinet Minister & Shadow Chancellor.

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August 17, 2017

The Global Financial Crisis: Ten Years On – my speech at the Australian National Press Club

Thank you very much indeed for inviting me today – what a great honour it is to speak to this National Press Club. In the drinks reception beforehand, it was very humbling to see the pictures on the walls of the very distinguished Australian, and also international, speakers that you’ve [...]

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August 16, 2017

Recent Guardian podcast and TV interviews with David Speers and ABC News, Australia

Click here to listen to my Guardian podcast with former Treasurer of Australia, Wayne Swan:                 My interview on ABC News…   Our GFC+10 event at Melbourne Town Hall:                         And a [...]

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June 27, 2017

‘Even the police have glittered cheekbones’: My take on Glastonbury for the Guardian…

It’s not the crowds or the noise or the buzz but the smells that hit your senses with an unexpected intensity. The tangy, mulchy pong of wood chips scattered liberally across motorway-wide pedestrian thoroughfares. The acid stench of urine rising up from the “long-drop” mass open toilet blocks. The strong [...]

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June 12, 2017

My Harvard paper and Times article with Peter Sands, ‘Making Brexit Work for British Business’

Brexit implies profound changes for British businesses: from how they trade, to how they are regulated and how they employ people. To explore the challenges and opportunities we interviewed over 50 mid-sized British businesses and trade associations, with the objective of identifying the key execution priorities for Brexit from their [...]

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May 5, 2017

Bank of England Independence: Twenty Years On

On 2nd May, the Strand Group and hosted a half-day conference at King’s College London, featuring discussions led by Visiting Professor Ed Balls, to mark the twentieth anniversary of the New Labour government’s decision to give the Bank of England operational independence in 1997, to reflect on the Bank’s role over [...]

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May 3, 2017

My appearance on Loose Women – always a pleasure!

I had a great time on Loose Women today chatting about life since Strictly and the release of the paperback of my memoir ‘Speaking Out’, which includes a NEW chapter containing all the juicy details of my Strictly experience!  Get your copy here! [...]

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April 23, 2017

Leaving on a Jet Plane…

This afternoon I’m flying out to Harvard for the final research meeting of my two- year fellowship there. It’s feels very odd to be leaving Britain at the beginning of the General Election – the first one I won’t be actively involved in since 1992. Lots of people have asked [...]

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