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Weekly Economics Podcast: Did Economics Swing the Election?

What role did the economy really play and what are the economic consequences of the result?


Elections are supposed to be won and lost on economics. But in the recent general election here in the UK, interrupted by terrorist attacks in Manchester and London and coming a year after the EU referendum, some people have said that the economy had dropped down the agenda.

But is that true?

What role did the economy really play in the election and what are the economic consequences of the result?

This week we’re joined by the New Statesman’s Stephen Bush, NEF’s Principal Director of Policy and Advocacy, Andrew Pendleton, and Senior Economist at NEF, Sara Mahmoud.

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