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Low share prices when the UK government privatised Royal Mail cost the taxpayer around £1 billion, a parliamentary committee has reported. Meanwhile the National Health Service and social services are in financial crisis.
Successive UK governments have made it harder for people in need to get social security, at a devastating human cost. Public services have also been cut, supposedly to save money. Might this have ended up costing taxpayers more?
George Osborne yesterday presented a budget founded in the determination to believe, if not six, at least two impossible things before breakfast.
At the Conservative Party conference in 2011, David Cameron told a lie in his speech. This is not a claim I make lightly.
As winter comes, the impacts of the government's cuts in social spending and welfare are increasingly tangible, as more and more people struggle to make ends meet.
After the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013, the BBC’s Business Editor, Robert Peston, made an extraordinarily political statement which went unchallenged.