Had Keynes not been cremated, the policies of austerity pursued in this country and the eurozone since 2010 would no doubt have had him turning in his grave.
David Cameron is struggling to maintain Tory discipline over Europe after cabinet loyalists Michael Gove and Philip Hammond said on Sunday they would vote to leave the European Union if a referendum were to be held now.
International Monetary Fund officials arrive in London Wednesday for their annual health check of Britain's economy as the government faces a fresh warning its austerity drive is causing a "lost decade of growth".
Since the start of the crisis five years ago, mainstream economics has been waiting for life to return to normal.
Britain is a deeply divided country.
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A speech by David Cameron on immigration has run into trouble after Downing Street clashed with the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, on the cost of treating European patients on the NHS and No 10 struggled to back up the prime minister's claims with hard statistics.
When Eddie Mair asked Boris Johnson on the BBC's Sunday morning sofa whether he nurtured an ambition to become prime minister, the London mayor prevaricated, as he so often does about policy, adultery and other facets of his colourful life.
It must have seemed a good idea at the time.
The Labour MP Jim Sheridan on Tuesday called for sketchwriters to be banned from the Commons.
Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. Or rather, the women: for it seems you wait three decades for another plausible female prime minister, only for two to arrive at once.
The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has urged his party's candidate at the Eastleigh byelection to constantly remind voters that the former holder of the seat, the disgraced Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne, "is a liar".
Ed Miliband will seek to capitalise on his conversion to a mansion tax by challenging Nick Clegg to back his plans in the Commons, and imposing the proposal against the wishes of the Conservatives.