Austerity

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Britain has missed out on £400bn of growth since 2010, says TUC
Tories blamed for creating economic ‘doom loop’ that fails to recognise negative impact of spending cuts

Phillip Inman

02, Feb, 2023 @8:54 AM

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The Guardian view on economics in the media: poorly communicated, poorly understood | Editorial
Editorial: Economics affects us all, yet is too often treated as an abstract field fenced in by impenetrable rules

Editorial

01, Feb, 2023 @6:43 PM

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Two more members of the old boys’ club who brought Britain low | Letters
Letters: Gary Woodhouse laments the impact of austerity imposed by David Cameron and George Osborne, and Roger McGarva exalts Nesrine Malik’s skewering of Tory sleaze

01, Feb, 2023 @6:40 PM

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The Guardian view on Tory austerity: an unpopular policy returns | Editorial
Editorial: Public spending is needed to green the economy and repair public services. But the chancellor plans £100bn in cuts

Editorial

27, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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The depth of today’s NHS crisis is clear if you watch 1986 episodes of Casualty | Letters
Letters: What was considered chaos in old episodes of the BBC hospital drama is now considered good service, writes Helena Tendall, while Austen Lynch blames Tory austerity

27, Jan, 2023 @5:28 PM

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Britain, here’s a plan: stop applying old fixes to new problems. And stop obsessing about growth | David Edgerton
Crises in productivity and wealth inequality won’t be solved with ideas from the 80s, says the author and historian David Edgerton

David Edgerton

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Don’t keep calm and carry on: how Britain got a furious new attitude
For 13 years, the country has lived with the pain and deprivation of Tory cuts. But now everyone is getting organised, going on strike and saying: no more

Zoe Williams

24, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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RIP ‘levelling up’ – another Johnson catchphrase that failed to deliver | Simon Jenkins
The north-south divide won’t be rebalanced by ministers doling out centralised funds to favourite projects, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

19, Jan, 2023 @6:13 PM

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It’s not just our roads that are full of craters | Brief letters
Brief letters: Crisis in council funding | Online safety bill | Paul Johnson and prejudice | Harry’s gifts from granny | Bread sauce ritual

18, Jan, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Lest we forget: our NHS crisis is the deadly legacy of George Osborne’s austerity | Will Hutton
Excess deaths are the highest in 70 years. Everyone outside the Conservative party knows the cause – 13 years of underinvestment

Will Hutton

15, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Stress, poor pay, no trust. Who’d be a teacher now? | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to analysis that showed a third of teachers who qualified in the last decade have left the profession

11, Jan, 2023 @6:02 PM

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When state services fail, citizens pay extra or sink. This is Sunak’s Britain now | Nesrine Malik
I’ve seen what happens in countries when wealthy people go private and the rest suffer. Now that’s life here too, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

09, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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