How serious are shortages in food distribution, fuel and the labour market, and what should chancellor Rishi Sunak do in his upcoming autumn statement?
These were among the issues raised during an excellent virtual discussion on the UK economy after Brexit and Covid between Kate Andrews, economics editor of the Spectator, and Stephen Bush, political editor of of the New Statesman, held under the auspices of The Wincott Foundation.
You can watch the discussion, hosted by Wincott chairman Lionel Barber, via this Youtube link.
Kate and Stephen conducted a lively debate which featured economic and political insights gleaned from the Labour and Conservative party conferences.
Among other important topics were the “net zero” green revolution and how to identify “winners” and “losers” from the shock of the Covid pandemic, the future of home v office working, and the energy supply crisis which has seen gas prices soaring.
The virtual debate follows an earlier discussion between Lionel Barber and Piers Morgan, former editor of the Daily Mirror and prominent TV anchor in the UK and the US.
These discussions form part of Wincott’s mission to strengthen quality business, economics and financial journalism in the UK