Andy Haldane will be a tough act to follow at Threadneedle Street

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Outgoing Bank of England chief economist was seen as a maverick thinker alongside more cautious colleagues

Had Labour won the 2019 general election, there is a good chance that Andy Haldane would have been made governor of the Bank of England because John McDonnell, the then shadow chancellor, was a big fan.

Any hopes that Threadneedle Street’s chief economist had of succeeding Mark Carney disappeared with Boris Johnson’s 80-seat majority, and Haldane is now departing after 32 years to run the RSA – the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

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