A review by Dr Alan Maddison Abstract Austerity is associated with physical and mental hardship amongst our most vulnerable, yet George Osborne plans to impose even deeper cuts. The Tories have deceived the public into tolerating such welfare cuts with two false claims. The first was that Labour caused the financial crash in… Continue reading Tory Austerity is killing us: Labour must unite after their election failure and help Jeremy Corbyn fight the Tory austerity myths.
The following was written by @suejone02063672 | It was originally posted on kittysjones.wordpress.com The Government has persistently ignored calls for a full assessment of the impact of Welfare, Social Care and NHS reform on disabled people and their families. The number of households with a disabled family member living in “absolute poverty” increased by 10%… Continue reading The government response to the WoW petition is irrational, incoherent nonsense on stilts
The following was written by T J D | @elephantlass We are divided by class, not geography I live in the prosperous South East so naturally, like everyone else here, I vote Tory and despise the sick, the unemployed and all northerners. And the Scots, Irish, and Welsh, all of whom form a great… Continue reading We are divided by class, not geography
The following was written by Sean Hodges | @Howdiddly It’s been said that the name “benefits,” when used to refer to the British welfare system, is misleading. Actually, it’s a blatant attempt at political propaganda. Since coming to power in 2010 as part of the coalition, the Conservatives have launched an all-out attack on… Continue reading Who Benefits? The Welfare State and the Middle Classes
The following was written by @debhal72 The whole episode of the tearful Tory voter and the realisation that her political choice would affect the living standards of her family has left me in a dilemma. I’m generally an empathetic person that looks for the best in everyone and tries to put myself in other… Continue reading Tax credit cuts and the tearful Tory voter
The following was written by @PunkSunflower The Fiscal Charter In a little known piece of legislation – Budget Responsibility & National Audit Act 2011 – a legal requirement to create a “Charter for Budget responsibility” was founded. The details of the act sound reasonable and innocuous: “It provides a statutory footing for the already-sstablished… Continue reading There is no reputable economist currently advocating a budget surplus as either desirable or beneficial