Tag Archives: the coalition

Austerity (still) won’t balance the books

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Austerity not only drives the growing inequality in our society, it drives the divisiveness that demonises the migrant, the welfare claimant or the public sector worker.

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The government needs to stop dragging its feet on energy policy – before the lights go out

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This government has been dragging its feet on energy policy since 2010.

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Austerity economics don’t add up and Scotland’s public services are living through a lost decade

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The political energy released during the referendum campaign is focused on inequality during Scotland’s Challenge Poverty Week.

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More apprentices not receiving minimum wage under coalition

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The proportion of apprentices not receiving the National Minimum Wage has risen from 20 per cent in 2011 to 29 per cent in 2012.

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20 reasons you should never trust the Tories on the NHS

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Thinking of trusting the Conservatives on the NHS in light of David Cameron’s promises on the health service? If so, perhaps you ought to think again.

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David Cameron is strangling the NHS. One promise doesn’t change that

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Despite Cameron’s GP pledge, the National Health Service looks as precarious as ever in Tory hands.

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George Osborne and a compendium of failure

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Despite economic growth returning, the chancellor’s record is less rosy than he makes out.

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Baroness Warsi is a product of her own failed analysis

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I value any principled stand, but I worry when the principles don’t stand up to scrutiny.

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‘Are you better off than four years ago?’ Ed Balls channels Reagan to highlight biggest fall in earnings since 1874

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This parliament will see the largest drop in average earnings after inflation since 1874-1880.

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Cameron has played into the SNP’s hands

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In creating a team to try and secure a Tory victory in 2015, David Cameron may have tipped the balance in the debate on Scotland’s future – and not in the way he wants.

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