From A Thousand Cuts
The Homes and Communities Agency has got back to me with figures on the affordable housing budget cuts.
You may recall thatÂ government funding cuts have left a shortfall in the agencyâ€™s budget. As a result, there will be cutbacks in affordable housing programmes across the country â€“ with 4,500 affordable homes at risk […]
by Chuka Umunna
So now we know: the action being taken by this Lib-Con government in the name of deficit reduction will cost at least 1.1m jobs across the public and private sectors. How do we know this? Because theÂ Treasury says so, hence today’s big story.
But far from the media circus, a new deficit is growing. […]
From The Commune
With its first cuts plans the Conservative-LibDem coalition has declared war on the working class.
Day by day we hear fresh appeals to accept mass redundancies, tighten our belts and heap blame on the â€˜work-shyâ€™ who are somehow meant to find jobs.Read more →
By Adam Ramsay
According to the Sunday Times Rich List, the richest 1,000 in Britain have seen their wealth increase by 30 per cent in the last year: Â£77bn – half the annual deficit.
On Tuesday, George Osborne will launch a radical, economic experiment. He will begin a process of attempting to cut public spending more than […]Read more →
Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the TV without seeing a Blairite taking control of some part of government policy… the Coalition Government once again disappoint.
Prime Minister David Cameron has recently been playing a steady public relations game of trying to appear tough and Thatcherite on the deficit but also as […]Read more →
This post was originally posted as a comment to the previous article:Â “Britain’s New Politics: The Clameron Government”.
That was a totally biased and negative article, and one that fails to mention some of the significant and excellent reforms/policies that are coming, many of which might well be considered â€œLeftâ€ and many which might never have […]Read more →
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