President Barack Obama and the United States Congress go right down to the wire as they only just avoid going over the fiscal cliff.
Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy
Also tagged Barack Obama, debt ceiling, Democrats, fiscal cliff, GOP, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Republican party, Taxation, Tea Party, US Congress, US Senate
The latest Sun/YouGov poll shows more support for Labour’s argument on the cuts than the coalition’s.
Kate Hudson, general secretary of CND, reports that the MoD have made no contingency plans as to what to do with Trident in the event of independence.
The public sector is cutting jobs, the private sector is scaling back recruitment and most of the government’s apprenticeships are being taken up by older people.
Daniel Blaney defends the CND’s campaign for nuclear disarmament in response to Andrew Gibson’s article.
Kevin Meagher reports on the effects of the coalition’s cuts on the Northern Ireland peace process, which Martin McGuinness says are having a “damaging effect”.
A new report today reveals education spending will be slashed by more than 13 per cent over this parliament – the largest cut since at least the fifties.
The IMF’s boss has given her strongest warning yet that Britain should slow the pace of its spending cuts. She called for countries “to adjust their austerity programmes”.
Public support for the government’s spending cuts has slumped in the past year, according to the latest Harris poll for the Financial Times, reports Claire French.
Bill Clinton has warned that Britain’s spending cuts could end up raising the deficit. He is the highest profile critic yet of the coalition’s economic strategy.