Deficit Fetish: Just say “No!”

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Balancing Budgets: The Austerity Dogma By John Weeks, previously published here on Piera Twitter: @johnweeks41 The Austerity dogma of George Osborne asserts that a negative balance between public revenue and overall public spending (deficit) is a problem requiring immediate policy … Continue reading

Whatever Osborne says, not all ‘debt’ is the same

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Corbynomics: winning with policy clarity by Michael Burke first posted 15th october 2015 Economic policy is central to the survival and eventual victory of the new Labour leadership, even though it is clearly not the only issue.  Contrary to the usual Tory … Continue reading

Jeremy Hunt’s Plan for the NHS

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It may not look like it, but Jeremy Hunt DOES have a plan for the NHS – Caroline Molloy  First posted 23 October 2015 on openDemocracy/OurNHS The Tories would have us believe that they are backing away from NHS privatisation. … Continue reading

Why everything is now different – the Sneerage Coefficient is off the scale.

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Why everything is now different – the Sneerage Coefficient is off the scale. By life-long Labour Party supporter, Jim Moores I have been a Labour Party member for 35 years. I almost left when Blair took us to war with … Continue reading

Redcar steelworkers pay UK tax. Chinese Steelworkers don’t.

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Redcar steelworkers pay UK tax. Chinese Steelworkers don’t. By Peter Martin Twitter: @petermartin52 An economic and political discussion usually and rather quickly gets around to a discussion on “the deficit”. Of course what everyone means is the Government’s deficit rather than … Continue reading

One of Michael Meacher’s finest…

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In fondest memory of Michael Meacher who died on Tuesday – he was a ‘good-un’.  And this must have been one of the craziest, most magnificent demonstrations ever. Michael organised with David Winnick MP and Kelvin Hopkins MP to demonstrate … Continue reading

Winter is coming. How bad is the scale of the NHS financial crisis?

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The NHS winter is coming – what’s the one thing all progressive politicians must do to save it?  by Caroline Molloy – Firsted posted 9th October 2015 at OurNHS   All week we’ve been waiting for the figures that would … Continue reading