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Autumn Statement: The End of the World As We Know IT . (That’s if you’re on benefits)

 Sunday Herald 9/12/12    According to the Mayan calendar, the world will end on the 21st of December, but reading the commentary on the Chancellor’s autumn financial statement last week, you could be forgiven for thinking that apocalypse had come early this year. George Osborne’s admission that his austerity policies will last at least until 2018 … Continue reading

George’s Christmas message to the poor: abandon hope.

From Herald 5/12/12       In 1931, when the Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald cut unemployment benefit in an economic depression, the Labour party split and was almost destroyed as a political force for the next decade. But the cuts in welfare made in the Chancellor, George Osborne’s autumn statement have not only failed to … Continue reading

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