Five self-defeating cuts which are not only unfair, but fail on the coalition’s own criteria of deficit-reduction.
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Brighton Greens are to hold a referendum to let local people choose between cuts or paying a pound a week extra tax.
Spending cuts to local government appear to have fallen on poorer (Labour) areas far more severely than wealthier (Tory) ones.
The government should provide a non-profit, partially subsidised alternative alongside supermarkets.
The European Trade Union Congress in a report issued this week has warned of the impact austerity policies are having on pay across the European Union.
Ed Balls’ latest Guardian article is an interesting one.
Ireland, Europe’s poster child for austerity, has slipped back into recession, and the country’s 2012 GDP has been revised sharply lower from +o.9 per cent to just +0.2 per cent.
Chavs author, Independent writer and Labour activist Owen Jones talked to Salman Shaheen about the People’s Assembly and the prospects for resistance to austerity
We are almost at the final post with the fire consultation in London (final day for submissions is 17 June) with cuts proposed to 12 fire stations, 18 engines and 520 firefighters.