This is the blog of Giles Wilkes, the Chief Economist of CentreForum. Generally I prefer polite repartee to melodramatic Trollery. I have three kids and a Miniature Schnauzer, the last of which can be seen here.
I am a current member of the Liberal Democrats, because I believe they offer the best chance of a liberal means towards progressive ends. However, like the organisation where I spend my days, I reserve the right to a sceptical view, and have disagreed with them on policies such as the Scrap Tuition Fees pledge (see this post).
This is my personal blog, not a vehicle of CentreForum.
I have appeared at a few events at the last conference, and hope to continue to do so. In fact, you can see me going on next to Vince and Michael White here (second video).
My latest publication is Credit where it’s due: making QE work for the real economy.