Posts Tagged ‘Public Service Cuts’

Are Osborne & co. insane, deluded or just suicidal?

by Michael Meacher.

Et tu, Brute? We have now reached a point where it seems impossible to present a plausible rationale for continuing with the government’s economic strategy (for want of a worse word). Osborne, a nasty piece of work even at the best of times, is now being assailed by all those global or national financial authorities […]

The future isn’t what it used to be

by Newsdesk.

UK Uncut, the anti-cuts direct action group, has today announced a new plan of action to start shortly before the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic period. The group, best known for targeting tax dodgers, will hold street parties in major towns and cities across the UK in the run up to the Jubilee and […]

Austerity isn’t working: protest on Budget Day

by Jon Lansman.

This appeal is made by UK Uncut. In two weeks, George Osborne, the man in charge of Britain’s sinking economy, will present his government’s third austerity budget. In it, he will set out a continuation of the cuts that have decimated Britain’s public services and put up to 6.3m people out of work. George will tell us […]

Leftwing disruption of sporting events: a proud tradition

by David Osler.

Emily Wilding Davison famously threw herself under the King’s horse at the 1913 Derby, in order to publicise the suffragette cause. She died in hospital a few days later. I truly hope her bravery will be suitably commemorated on its centenary next year.

Austerity Isn’t Working – time to invest in growth and jobs

by Lee Brown.

Austerity isn’t working. The disastrous Tory economic experiment has left the economy stagnating, household incomes falling at their fastest rate in decades and unemployment soaring towards three million. Even by the criteria the government has set itself, that of reducing the deficit, it is failing. The Tories are set to borrow £158 billion more than […]

Unemployment shows we need alternatives to austerity

by Cat Smith.

Today marks the three year anniversary of unemployment breaking the 2 million mark, and figures out today show the 8th consecutive month of rising unemployment. Unemployment jumped by 48,000 in the quarter to December to 2.67 million, a jobless rate of 8.4%, the worst figure since the end of 1995. The Government’s austerity plan is […]

Solidarity campaign to support the people of Greece

by Newsdesk.

The following appeal for solidarity was today made in a letter to the Guardian. It can be signed here. The people of Greece face an unprecedented economic and political crisis (Violence grips Athens, 13 February). They are being driven to poverty and mass unemployment by the demands of the so-called Troika. Hospitals in Greece are running […]

As the cuts bite and growth stagnates, who will challenge our reckless bankers?

by Ann Pettifor.

The humiliation of Fred Goodwin may have appeased a public baying for vengeance, but has done little to fix the broken global banking system or reverse the Second Great Depression. But then the public have been given very little leadership as to how to address the causes of this crisis.  Politicians, economists, central bankers and […]

Does anyone seriously believe swallowing Tory austerity measures makes Labour credible?

by Michael Meacher.

There seems to be a plague going round the Shadow Cabinet, which is quite catching, the symptoms of which appear to be seriously muddled economic and political thinking. After several comrades went down with this malady over the New Year period, the bug appears to have re-surfaced again, to judge by yesterday’s remarks from the […]

Minus 0.2 percent! Cameron can run but he can’t hide

by Michael Meacher.

Cameron’s seeking to explain away yesterday that the national economy was now shrinking by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2011 won’t wash. He blamed high inflation, Labour ‘mismanagement’ and the eurozone problems. High inflation is irrelevant to a contraction of national output which is clearly down to lack of demand because of squeezed incomes. […]

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