As heard by @JustinTheLibSoc
R Ali (Lab): 3 years ago, you said we’d be borrowing less. You’ve fucked up!
PM: I said we said savagely cut the state & we have!
Carswell (Con): Right of recall should be given to voters not MPs.
PM: Your Direct Democracy ideas are strange. Recall Miliband!
Ed M: You said A&E would get better… [...]
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So it was the big day for Welfare Reform Bill, with plans of cutting benefit to disabled children, cancer patients and families living in adequate accommodation. Labour had a big chance to show whose side they were on and… well read it for yourself.
Farrely (Lab): You are cutting front line officers. Stop that shit
PM: Labour [...]
This is our semi-regular account of Prime Minister’s Questions, each PMQ exchange has been condensed into less than 140 characters.
Though it is based on what was said, it isn’t a literal document so don’t sue us.
When upwards of 2 million public sector workers were on strike, hundreds of thousands of people were marching across the country [...]
by Cormac Hollingsworth / @CormacHolly
Policymakers should have two goals when dealing with Northern Rock: Maximising taxpayer receipts and enabling more people to buy their own homes.
The government claims that even if the deal is a complete dogs dinner, then at least they have got the best deal for Northern Rock, but this is highly doubtful.
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 the 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 ‘work-shy’ 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: £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 →
So two weeks in, Osborne is able to keep his pledge on making £6,000,000,000 of cuts this year. Well what he has announced proves that he is actually making £5,700,000,000, as he is “redirecting” £500 million, which means he is £300 million pounds short of his pledge.
Whilst the city and business leaders have applauded the [...]Read more →
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