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

How can pay rise be unfair when mega-rich get tax cut?

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In reaction to a letter in the local press, COUN JIM GRUNDY (Lab),  Hucknall member of Ashfield District Council replied: I was saddened, if not surprised, by Mr P’s response last week, to the news that Ashfield District Council had … Continue reading

The Autumn Statement and long-term Austerity

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First posted Wednesday, 12 December 2012 – Socialist Economic Bulletin The Autumn Statement and Long-Term Austerity  By Michael Burke George Osborne’s Autumn Statement brings home the stark reality that on current policy settings economic stagnation and ‘austerity’ will be a permanent … Continue reading