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Gandhi said 'Poverty is the worst form of violence.' That being so, the Budget was a violent attack on people already battered and bruised.
The following from Professor John Weeks and Ann Pettifor of Prime Economics was published on 15 March 2016, a day ahead of the UK Budget speech by the Chancellor, in the Guardian newspaper:
Today (16 March 2016) will be George Osborne’s seventh Spring budget.
At Prime Minister's Questions today, David Cameron repeatedly stated that if the government did not cut tax credits, then that money would have to be cut from education or the NHS.
We are constantly being told that the British public has swallowed the 'scroungers and skivers' rhetoric about benefit claimants, and is broadly in favour of welfare cuts.
Within hours of Wednesday’s budget, a video was circulating round social media of Iain Duncan Smith punching the air with delight.
Major third-sector organisations across Scotland have highlighted the serious regressive measures contained in the UK Budget.
There are many things to despair of in George Osborne’s Summer Budget but the one that makes my heart sink most is proposed changes to the Employment Support Allowance (ESA).
Inevitably budgets produce criticism, and just as inevitably the cry "what would you do?" or "what's the alternative?" Our good friend and stalwart Tax Research policy analyst and change-agent Rich
Quakers in Britain say the budget pledge to expand cadet forces across 500 state schools is further evidence of the creeping militarisation of schools in England
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