austerity

  • 25 Jan 2015

    Tens of thousands of people flooded onto the streets in Greece this evening, as early results and exit polls indicated a significant Syriza victory.

  • 25 Jan 2015

    What is security?

    If your family is going hungry because your benefits have been cut, security might mean knowing that you have enough to eat. But Prime Minister David Cameron wants to make you secure by renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system at a cost of £100 billion.

  • 20 Jan 2015

    Today (20th January 2015), MPs will debate the future of the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system. Those who speak in favour of renewing Trident, at a cost of almost £100 billion, will no doubt say Trident is essential to protect UK citizens at some point in the future. Yet last week, those same MPs voted to commit the next Parliament to austerity, which is killing UK citizens here and now.

  • 17 Jan 2015

    Income inequality has been growing for decades in the UK, extensive evidence reveals. In recent years, so-called ‘austerity’ has served as a smokescreen for even more wealth to be transferred to a handful of millionaires.

  • 17 Jan 2015

    The future of local authority services in England are under threat from a growing funding crisis, a new report indicates.

  • 4 Jan 2015

    As we enter an election year perhaps the real issues may be smuggled onto our television screens via comedy and entertainment, whilst the news media which is supposed to inform us simply keeps the debate within certain parameters.

  • 2 Jan 2015

    The real value of the average full-time wage fell by £487 in 2014, new Trades Union Congress analysis has revealed.

  • 28 Dec 2014

    With George Osborne promising to return public spending to the level of the 1930s, it would be useful to remind ourselves what life was like for the average British citizen in that era.

  • 20 Dec 2014

    I’ve been re-reading ‘A Christmas Carol’, and the way it resonates with present day Britain is quite remarkable. As Christmas approaches, Scrooge sits in his counting house, as he does every day, obsessed with his accounts and balancing the books, untouched and unmoved by the poverty all around him.

  • 9 Dec 2014

    Archbishop Justin Welby has been commended for highlighting UK hunger, but questioned for focusing on charity rather than justice.