Tag Archives: austerity

Bundesbank calls for higher wages across Eurozone

The call follows a raft of recent reports highlighting inequality as a threat to the global economy.

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Striking council workers and other public sector employees have a point – enough is enough

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Local government has borne the brunt of the coalition’s ‘austerity’ measures.

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The brutal impact of austerity on Scotland’s public services

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Scotland’s budget is being slashed by more than £6 billion in real terms.

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The real reasons the media didn’t cover Saturday’s anti-cuts march

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Many have accused the BBC of ‘bias’ for failing to cover Saturday’s anti-austerity march which took place in Central London. So are they right?

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Coalition deficit reduction has made UK tax base more regressive

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The coalition’s deficit reduction plan has increased the overall tax burden on the poor, says new study.

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Coalition ‘in denial’ about food bank use, according to new report

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The coalition needs to “own up to the role it’s playing” in the growth of food banks, a new report says.

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Why the gap between rich and poor has narrowed. And why it won’t last

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The narrowing of inequality is almost certainly a temporary blip.

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The rise of the far-right in Europe shows how spectacularly austerity has failed

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The rise of far-right popularism is a sign that the economic policy of austerity in Europe really has failed.

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How Labour can win a mandate for change

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The spending squeeze will be dramatic and tough, requiring a very different governing strategy for Labour.

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Britain’s economic growth is not a sign that austerity works

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The economic recovery is due to a “combination of the depth of the hole it found itself in, the moderation in the trend toward deeper and deeper austerity and the effects of possibly bubble-creating government loans”, according to former United States secretary of the treasury Larry Summers.

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