Austerity is a Political Choice not Economic Necessity

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zaBy Prue Plumridge Last week Matthew Lyn (a columnist for Bloomberg) wrote in an article published in Money Week that, “the policies on offer under Corbynomics would quickly ruin the economy”. This was followed shortly afterwards with another written by no less … Continue reading

Who says we can’t afford the NHS or Social Security?

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By Prue Plumridge Yesterday in Parliament, we witnessed a shameful spectacle when only 48 Labour MPs voted against the Welfare Bill.  The extreme centre, as Tariq Ali referred to it in his book ‘The Extreme Centre: A Warning’, once again failed to … Continue reading

Jeremy Corbyn speaks against TTIP at Durham Miners Gala

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In an inspiring and comprehensive speech, Jeremy Corbyn spelt out the aspirations [sic] that the left should have for any future Labour government.. a race to the top, not Osborne’s welfare for the rich and cuts for the poorest and the young.  An end … Continue reading

Jeremy Corbyn in the Commons speaks on the Budget: “Invest in our Future”

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Corbyn on the Budget – the answer is an economy based on investment and skills, not the short-term, asset stripping approach of this Government: “This government has no strategy to move beyond the low-pay, low-skill, low-productivity economy. It has been … Continue reading

First Conservative Budget in 18 years declares War on The Young and The Poor

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The first Conservative Budget in 18 Years declares war on the Young and the Poor From Alex Little: @alittleecon  First Published here The most eye-catching announcement in today’s Budget perhaps was the one about the “National Living Wage”, set to … Continue reading

I, I, Me, Me, Mine . Is there Another Way?

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I, I, Me, Me, Mine? Is there Another Way? THE BEATLES LYRICS “I Me Mine” All through the day, I me mine I me mine, I me mine All through the night, I me mine I me mine, I me … Continue reading

Dennis Skinner’s ‘spirit of 45’ manifesto

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We are currently reaping the rewards of Margaret Thatcher’s casino economy with everything from the banking crisis, our public utilities being owned by foreign companies, the selling-off of the NHS, Rupert Murdoch, our largely rightwing press, our diminished manufacturing base, … Continue reading