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.
'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 listRead more
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.Read more