Austerity

Rightwing thinktanks call time on age of austerity | Politics

Britain’s leading free-market thinktanks, which backed Margaret Thatcher’s tax-cutting and privatisation agenda and sanctioned the last 10 years of austerity, have lent their support to the government’s plans for unprecedented and sustained increases in public spending. In a shift of

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The Guardian view on austerity: a grotesque failure that must not be revived | Public sector pay

This is the week that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak began softening up doctors, teachers and other public sector workers for a squeeze to their pay and cuts to their departmental budgets.

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After a decade of austerity: what now? – podcast | News

When George Osborne delivered his spending review in June 2010 it ushered in what would become a decade of austerity measures. As budgets were slashed for children’s centres, libraries, parks and welfare,

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I wept after hearing women’s stories. A decade of austerity has wrecked lives | Mary O’Hara | Society

My austerity journey, which took me to all four UK nations and numerous towns, cities and villages, to write a book, began in the months following George Osborne’s infamous budget statement 10

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The Guardian view on coronavirus harms: pandemic shows inequities are deadly | Race

Last month Boris Johnson claimed “it’s humanity against the virus – we are in this together”. The path of the pandemic shows we are not. In deprived areas of England and Wales

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Rightwing thinktanks call time on age of austerity | Politics

Britain’s leading free-market thinktanks, which backed Margaret Thatcher’s tax-cutting and privatisation agenda and sanctioned the last 10 years of austerity, have lent their support to the government’s plans for unprecedented and sustained

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How will Britain dig itself out of a £300bn coronavirus hole? | Business

Millions of workers in Britain have been furloughed but the UK Debt Management Office (DMO) has never been busier. The government body responsible for selling gilts – government bonds – is working

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Simon McBurney: ‘Germany understand that in a crisis you need bonds between people’ | Simon McBurney

W hen Simon McBurney started his company Complicité in 1983, he didn’t think his brand of anarchic theatre would one day make its way on to syllabuses alongside Pinter and Shakespeare. “We’ve

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