Category - cuts

  • 5 Sep 2011

    Even if the government is able to push its Health Bill through Parliament in its present form, there may be a heavy political price to pay later, says Savi Hensman. A different way forward is needed for the NHS.

  • 20 Aug 2011

    Britain may be broke, but the government's desperation to cut the deficit seems to have its limits. This morning, Eric Pickles has ruled out an increase in council tax for houses valued at more than £1million. He is portraying measures that would affect only the richest as an attack on the "middle class". In reality, the government is consistent in pursuing the interests of the very wealthy at the expense of the rest of us.

  • 10 Aug 2011

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, appeared on Radio 4 this morning (10 August) and was asked about the underlying causes of the recent riots. He attributed them to a “sense of entitlement” among young people who were showing the effects of a lack of discipline in school.

  • 30 Jun 2011

    The leader of the Green Party in England and Wales is among those backing the huge wave of public sector strikes across the country today.

  • 29 Jun 2011

    Anti-cuts activists will join public sector strikes on 30 June, as part of the largest day of action against the government’s cuts so far.

  • 20 Jun 2011

    Newspapers have reported that the UK government is to publish a ‘Big Society’ bill, supposedly giving citizens more choice and control. In practice, this may involve offloading further responsibilities on to individuals, families and communities, forcing them to put in extra time and money or go without much-needed services.

  • 19 Jun 2011

    The Green Party has called for an end to "arbitrary, ego-driven economic policy-making". It wants an "open, rational debate" about sustainability.

  • 13 Jun 2011

    The NHS Future Forum is due to submit its report on government health reforms today. But new research shows that privatisation continues apace.

  • 9 Jun 2011

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is right that not much from the key policies being implemented by the government was put before the voters, says Mark Field MP.

  • 9 Jun 2011

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has criticised the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government's policies on a wide range of issues.