Austerity To Become Legally Binding?

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.

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Video: People's Assembly Economic Briefing

A panel of leading economists discuss the true state of the economy and the lies underpinning the government's austerity programme.

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Cameron and Victorian Britain : The ‘Facts’ behind Troubled Families

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!”

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Why is Osborne still committed to a failing strategy?

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.

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'Selling off NHS for profit': Tories' and Liberal Democrats' links with private healthcare firms revealed

PM David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt are among 64 Tory MPs named in a study by Unite - Lib Dems Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are also on the list

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Cameron: How To Solve Crisis? MORE Austerity

TORY premier David Cameron urged Britons to back his toxic economic plans yesterday — insisting that only more austerity could save us from another worldwide downturn.

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Only 1 in 40 new jobs are full-time

The TUC has released research showing that only one in forty jobs created since the recession is full-time.

Much has been made of growth and unemployment in the news recently, with official figures showing unemployment having fallen below 2m. However, stagnant wage growth has posed a challenge to the spin around the figures.

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