11 Articles by:

James Meadway

James Meadway is a former advisor to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and former chief economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF).

The Anti-Wartime Economy

A war effort requires the total mobilisation of an economy. What we’re facing with coronavirus is different – the need to demobilise the economy for as long as public health demands.

Winning the General Election

Boris Johnson can be beaten. We should have every confidence that we can do it. Fundamentally, the ground is slipping away from the Tories. And if we can drag them onto our economic terrain — on climate change, and ownership — we can win.

Boris’ Bad Deal

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal tears up protections for working people and opens the door for US-style deregulation. Labour should bury it, before it buries us.

The Free Port Fantasy

Deregulated tax havens which suck up public resources while providing few if any new jobs: Boris Johnson’s free ports would be a disaster for Britain’s economy.


After decades of deindustrialisation, the next Labour government can reboot the areas left behind  – by laying foundations for a digital industrial revolution.

Against MMT

Modern Monetary Theory disorients the Left by peddling simplistic monetary solutions to complex problems of political power.