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A regular theme of George Osborne's Chancellorship has been to reduce taxes for the rich while cutting the wages and services of everyone else, particularly those who are poorer.
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.
As a new Shadow Cabinet takes shape, the economy promises to become the most fascinating area of policy debate.
The Chancellor’s measures spelled out in the 2015 Summer Budget "are likely to worsen levels of UK inequality", says the New Economics Foundation.
In May 2010 our economy had bounced back from the banking crisis and was growing well.
Two stories caught my eye on our website yesterday (12th March), both relating to the effects of austerity on the United Kingdom.
"This report directly links cuts to public services with mental health problems... Psychologists are often in a position to see the effects that social and economic changes have on people.
As the first of a developing series offering space for conversation and reflection on how we live together, the Hurtado Jesuit Centre will be looking at topical economic, political and cultural iss
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Christian Aid has praised the new Government for a solid start on climate change, as the Fifth Carbon Budget passed both Houses of Parliament less...
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