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Living in Tory Britain

This is what it means to live in Tory Britain. On the 27th of April the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published a report on destitution in the UK. In summary the report tells of 1.25 million destitute people living in this

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U-turn: Is that fair ?

Originally posted on INCOMESCO:
Hard-working people are against funding cuts (austerity) and even Keynesian economics believe that austerity is negative to economic growth. A huge number of people from different walk of life have been refusing budget cut as they…

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Austerity has Failed – Reblogged from The Nation

Reblogged from The Nation Global campaign group Avaaz organized this open letter to Angela Merkel on the back of a petition, signed by over half a million Europeans, demanding an end to the failed austerity program in Greece. Austerity Has Failed: An

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Part two – 56 + 1 + 1 + 1 =?

Before moving on to look at the Lib Dems and the Conservatives, here are a few last thoughts on the Labour party. So far four MPs have announced that they will stand for the leadership of the Labour Party, Yvette

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Part one – 56 + 1 + 1 + 1 =?

56 + 1 + 1 + 1 =?; no its not some arcane formula for the timing of the end of the world as we know it, though according to a few commentators it’s pretty close.  In case you missed

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Austerity

Austerity, Austerity there’s nothing like Austerity, There never was a word of such deceitfulness and calumny! (Apologies to T.S. Eliot!) Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize winning economist with a host of professorships to his name. He has written 20

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Posted in Austerity, Coalition, Comment, Economics, Election Debate, Labour Party, News, Tories, UK Election, Westminster
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