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An incoming Labour government will need an iron discipline on public spending and a bold plan for growth

In 2010 George Osborne set out his plan to rescue the UK’s economy, but this week we’ll once again see his failure laid bare. He told the country he would balance the books in this parliament, but his failure to get the economy moving again means that whoever is in government after May 2015 will inherit a deficit of over £90 billion.

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Birmingham’s widening “jaws of doom”

Birmingham’s Labour-run council is facing a £625 million deficit by 2016/2017. Budget cuts of up to 50% are planned. What public services will survive?

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The case for spending to save has been made and won, so do it already

Community Links’s Joe Randall explains the case for preventative spending, and argues that it is time the government actually acts on their rhetoric.

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The future of the Conservative Party: Big-state Toryism

The Conservatives’ dependence on the ‘grey vote’ and on their think tank apparatus may mean they are committed to ever increasing expenditures in future.

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Even Tory voters want cuts to be temporary

A large majority of the general public – and a slim majority of Tory voters, do not want to see the size of the state shrink and cuts to be reversed at some point

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Poll shows two thirds of public overestimate public expenditure – or do they?

A closer look at ComRes poll, commissioned by the right wing Institute of Economic Affairs, that claimed the public agreed with them on the need for savage cuts.

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Using No2AV’s cant on public spending to campaign against cuts

We thought it was time to turn the tables on the Tories by using the No2AV posters they funded to campaign against the Coalition’s cuts.

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Government ramps up Trident work despite coalition pledge

As the government cracks under pressure on forest sales and housing benefit for the long-term unemployed, further revelations on Trident replacement spending are adding to their headaches.

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OBR inflation figures mean budget cuts for health and schools

New inflation estimates by the OBR mean that the NHS and schools budget will fall in real terms over the spending review period. The Government had promised promised a 0.4 per cent increase in NHS funding.

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‘Ring-fenced’ NHS will receive limited protection from the coalition

Do health services really justify a ring-fenced budget? Left Foot Forward’s health policy expert Trevor Cheeseman examines the issue.

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