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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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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Democracy, Economics, EU, Greece, News, Politics

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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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Democracy, Economics, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Nuclear Disamament, Parliament, Politics, Scotland, SNP, Tory Party, UK Election

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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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Democracy, Economics, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Nuclear Disamament, Parliament, Politics, SNP, Tory Party, UK Election

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

Reasons to be Cheerful

Elections on both sides of the Atlantic have dominated the news cycle over the last couple of days. Hilary Clinton, looking a bit like everybody’s favourite, folksy granny, launched her bid to be the democratic candidate for the presidency of

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Posted in Climate Change, Comment, Election Debate, Environment, Nuclear Disamament, Politics, Scotland, Sharing, UK Election, USA Election
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