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Are we talking ourselves into a recession?

An expert panel debate the future of Britain's economy

‘UK Economy “worse than thought”’ announces one headline. ‘Britain on the brink of recession’ announces another. Barely a day passes without an economic prognosis more dire than the last. But are we in danger of talking ourselves into a recession?

While many economists and financial experts are indeed gloomy, offering pessimistic predictions and belt-tightening prescriptions, other commentators, awaiting some ‘fat cat’ blood letting, appear positively gleeful at the prospect of a recession. But is such a culture of doom and gloom, triumphalist or not, actually hastening what it claims to anticipate?


David Kern | talks
Steve Schifferes | talks
Phil Mullan | talks
Larry Elliott | talks


Date and Time:

24 September 2008 at 6:30 pm


2 hours



Policy Exchange
Clutha House,
10 Storey's Gate
+44 20 73 40 26 50
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