Austerity

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The Guardian view on theatres in crisis: a moment to take stock | Editorial
Editorial: By cancelling all its shows from March, the Oldham Coliseum has thrown down a challenge to both central and local government

Editorial

03, Feb, 2023 @5:25 PM

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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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