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Andy Morton

Andy Morton
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Andy Morton is a researcher, writer and teacher on various issues of EU policy, general regulatory policy and labour issues. He was Chartist Web Editor from 2008-2015.

Some possible Brexit deals

Theresa May will have her work cut out. Reaching a deal where the UK averts economic recession but satisfies Brexit voters looks very problematic, if not...

The left needs to understand the modern EU better. Fast.

A left Euro-scepticism may not be the answer, but neither is the status quo Europhila that is 20 years behind the times It is understandable that those...

Reviewing Economic Inequality

Britain – by historical and international standards – is a very unequal place. After a decade that brought us the Spirit level and a new...

The problematic economics of Balls

The extent of Ed Balls’ toxic influence over Labour’s political economy does not begin and end with the current ‘austerity-lite’ agenda....

Sweden, its social model and the centre left’s return to power

The Swedish Social Democrats have returned to power. After 8 years of Frederik Reinfeldt's conservatism the temptation for the European left to rejoice is...

Germany’s new legal minimum wage: lessons for the UK and Europe

The TUC's fantastic touchstone blog produced another marvellous piece this week on Germany's new legal minimum wage. This change is truly momentous and there...