Monday, November 29, 2010
Dissent on the MPC
Posted by David Smith at 08:45 AM
Category: Thoughts and responses

Following Adam Posen's public disagreement with Mervyn King over the governor's support for the coalition's budget cuts - and his criticism of Labour's plans for being insufficient - the question was who were the other members of the monetary policy committee (MPC) who were also unhappy. We now know that Kate Barker, on the MPC at the time of the May election, shared Posen's disquiet. The question is whether there are any others. Posen suggested there were.