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

Support the Labour Assembly against Austerity Campaign

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Labour Assembly Against Austerity Published by Socialist Economic Bulletin 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9th November Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX Speakers include:   Ken Livingstone Owen Jones Francesca Martinez Steve Turner (Unite) Ann Pettifor Diane Abbott MP Katy Clark … Continue reading

BRITAIN’S EXPORT PERFORMANCE IS WOEFUL

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BRITAIN’S EXPORT PERFORMANCE IS WOEFUL First posted Socialist Economic Bulletin – Thursday, 29 November 2012  By Michael Burke   A number of commentators have recently called for a currency devaluation as a way to revive the British economy and outgoing bank of England Governor Mervyn … Continue reading

Osborne and Cameron’s Big Deficit Myth

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At times, like Thursday’s release of the latest GDP figures, I begin to wonder whether I’ve really lost the plot.  The news headlines and reading the mainstream media financial sections just do not make any sense… they seem to take … Continue reading

Has George Osborne been taking Trans-Atlantic lessons from Jude Wanniski and the Republicans?

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Many commentators have been puzzled by George Osborne’s management of the economy…  Others share cartoonist Martin Rowson’s assumption that this is a ‘wrecking’ government implementing ‘scorched earth policies’  (see ‘anti-cuts protest’s ‘hooligan’ minority’) (1) ‘What is George Osborne playing at?’ … Continue reading

Cut out Cuts – Leave the Eton Mess Behind

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Jim Grundy The 0.7% second-quarter fall in GDP in 2012 brings a calamitous verdict on George Osborne’s policy, with the UK economy now smaller than it was in 2010, and double-dip recession longer than in the 1970s. The latest bad … Continue reading