How many times have you heard David Cameron’s PMQs rebuff ‘it was the fault of the previous Labour government’? How many times has Ed Miliband pointed out that this Tory government has borrowed more in 4 years (over £430bn) than Labour did in 13 (£429bn)? Zero. The mind boggles. Week after week we hear the Tory rhetoric and week after week more people are starting to believe it’s true.Read more
Campaigners from the People's Assembly Against Austerity have staged a protest at Downing St tonight ahead of Osborne's autumn statement calling on the government to reverse austerity. (for images see notes below)Read more
After speaking to the people of London about the recent spate of cuts, we went to George Osborne's constituency in Tatton, Cheshire to talk to him ahead of his Autumn Statement. Watch what happened here.Read more
George Osborne is considering writing a commitment to reducing the budget deficit by 2018 into law. This would be wholly counterproductive, giving austerity a legal basis and constraining the ability of a future government to break with a failed policy.Read more
John Richardson critiques the root of the Tory ideology and drive to bring Britain back to the Victorian era.
“Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life........nothing else will ever be of any service to them.....Stick to Facts, Sir!”Read more
George Osborne’s loyalty to austerity has been criticised yet again this week in light of figures which reveal that wages may no longer cover the cost of living.
Whilst people’s living standards continue to fall, figures from The Office of National Statistics this week have shown that real earnings have also decreased by 1.6% over the past year, with levels this low last being seen at the turn of the century.