Is the high level of Government debt a justification for austerity?

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In the piece posted below, Henry Stewart exposes Osborne’s sleight of hand by using the high level of government debt to justify his cuts – the debt that has grown under Osborne’s stewardship from £960 billion in April 2010, just before the coalition … Continue reading

John McDonnell at The Peoples Assembly Against Austerity

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Targets should be to tackle homelessness, food banks, joblessness, withdrawal of social care, climate change not GDP which just measures how much wealth has moved to the top.   John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor The Peoples Assembly Against Austerity 05 … Continue reading

Britain in Syria: a gift to ISIS

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Britain in Syria: a gift to ISIS Paul Rogers 3 December 2015 openDemocracy   The lower house of the British parliament voted late on 2 December to extend the country’s air war to Syria.  The United Kingdom will thus become … Continue reading

Constituent’s Letter to Tory MP about Bombing Syria

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Dear John Whittingdale, I understand that you voted with the Government yesterday to bomb Syria.  Following our meeting two weeks ago when we presented you the petition about tax credits you mentioned amongst other things that you didn’t like John … Continue reading