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There are alternatives to the government’s slash and burn policies

There are alternative ways of managing public finances that aren’t reliant on more savage cuts.

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We don’t need Osborne’s ‘roads revolution’ – we need a green revolution

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Osborne is either is a climate change denier, an idiot, or a sadist. Either way, it will be future generations that will get hurt by this budget’s moves against the planet.

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Autumn statement pulls the rug from under the SNP

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The chancellor’s statement has for once given Westminster the upper hand over Holyrood.

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Transport for the north, of the north, and by the north

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Both money and power should be devolved if the northern economy is to reach its full potential.

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The figures that should worry Labour

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Ed Balls’ task tomorrow will be to establish Labour as a party that can be trusted to get its hands back on the levers of power.

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Five things to expect from the Autumn statement

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Heroic announcements on public service spending cannot detract from the reality of our economic situation.

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Osborne’s spin and games can’t distract from the regressive reality

TweetRachel Reeves MP (Labour, Leeds West) is the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Last week in the autumn statement the chancellor came to the House of Commons and was forced to admit he had failed. Far from securing the recovery, he had to admit that not only has the economy flatlined over the last […]

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The autumn statement saw a victory for fair pay – but the battle’s not over yet

The autumn statement saw victories for the TUC’s Pay Fair campaign against regional pay, but the battle’s not over yet.

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Chart: Distributional impact of autumn statement measures shows poorest hit hardest

The poorest get hit the most by the measures in yesterday’s autumn statement.

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Osborne’s dash for gas will worsen fuel poverty

Autumn Statement 2012: George Osborne’s ‘Dash for Gas’ is not only environmentally ruinous but will also worsen fuel poverty, writes nef’s James Angel.

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