» Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Downing Street ‘Economics Unit’

Asked for a reaction to reports that Downing Street was intending to set up an ‘Economics Unit’, the PMOS said that he would file this story under the same category as Jackie Ashley’s story yesterday. It was wrong. Asked if a proposal to set up an Economics Unit in Downing Street separate to the Treasury had been put to the Prime Minister, the PMOS said that the story was not only wrong, but it was also rubbish. He couldn’t be any clearer than that.

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  1. Yes but its only ‘technically’ wrong

    because it isn’t called an ‘Economics Unit’ so the question was incorrect.

    If the question had been asked about an ‘Economics Awareness Research Study’ to be known as EARS it might have been true. [well something like that for all I know the acronym spells FAILURE -Financial Analysis In Limited Utility Research Environment]]

    It is also, probably, wrong because the proposal has not been ‘put to’ the PM – because you get the sack for putting the PMs own ideas to him as if they were your own 😉

    OK so its called something else – but its rare for a question, based on a leak, to be downright wrong.

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 7 Jul 2004 on 5:39 pm | Link
  2. It’s probably just a Euro marketing strategy group. 🙂

    Comment by Gregory Block — 8 Jul 2004 on 1:06 pm | Link
  3. The economics profession does not tell the American people how much they loose on depreciation of automobiles each year. There are 200,000,000 cars in the US so that should be a lot of depreciation. They are either morons or liars.


    Comment by psikeyhackr — 30 Jun 2005 on 6:18 pm | Link

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