BoE's Blanchflower downplays 'dove' tag

Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member, David Blanchflower, has attempted to downplay the market's view of him as an interest rate dove in an interview with the Guardian published Monday 29 January.

In the interview with the Guardian newspaper, Blanchflower said he is "as hawkish as anyone about keeping inflation on target".

He added that his expertise on the labour market means that he has a different view of the level of spare capacity in the economy than some of his MPC colleagues.