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Be honest, Theresa. Austerity will go on as long as the Tories want | Polly Toynbee

Be honest, Theresa. Austerity will go on as long as the Tories want | Polly Toynbee

So easy to say, so difficult to do. May’s scant offerings will barely touch the damage that’s been wreaked on this countryPut out more flags! Ring the bells and light the beacons, the austerity war
Be honest, Theresa. Austerity will go on as long as the Tories want | Polly Toynbee

Be honest, Theresa. Austerity will go on as long as the Tories want | Polly Toynbee

So easy to say, so difficult to do. May’s scant offerings will barely touch the damage that’s been wreaked on this countryPut out more flags! Ring the bells and light the beacons, the austerity war
Hammond is an honourable Tory. Now is the time to show it | Phillip Inman

Hammond is an honourable Tory. Now is the time to show it | Phillip Inman

A brave chancellor would ditch his fiscal rules next month and spend on welfare and schoolsAs Philip Hammond puts the finishing touches to his conference speech he may want to consider a total
How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? September verdict

How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? September verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade •Growing disconnect between economic and political reality •Experts debate the data
How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? September verdict

How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? September verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade •Growing disconnect between economic and political reality •Experts debate the data
UK government deficit widens unexpectedly in August

UK government deficit widens unexpectedly in August

Results likely to frustrate chancellor as he prepares to fund pledge for £20bn annual rise in NHS fundingThe UK government deficit widened unexpectedly in August, handing Philip Hammond disappointing
Plans for new Cumbria nuclear power station on verge of collapse

Plans for new Cumbria nuclear power station on verge of collapse

Toshiba’s plan to sell plant in disarray over government’s ‘risky’ financing planPlans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria are on the verge of collapsing after the Toshiba-owned company behind

Children in care are being failed – thanks to Tory short-termism | Daniel Lavelle

When I was in care the system was strained. A Manchester Evening News report shows that it’s now all but brokenI grew up in care, alongside 20 other children with whom I shared foster homes and
Chancellor finds extra wriggle room in time for next budget | Larry Elliott

Chancellor finds extra wriggle room in time for next budget | Larry Elliott

A £2bn public finances surplus has fallen to Philip Hammond so he could yet boost the NHSPhilip Hammond just got lucky. What was shaping up to be an extremely tricky budget for the chancellor all of a
Chancellor finds extra wriggle room in time for next budget | Larry Elliott

Chancellor finds extra wriggle room in time for next budget | Larry Elliott

A £2bn public finances surplus has fallen to Philip Hammond so he could yet boost the NHSPhilip Hammond just got lucky. What was shaping up to be an extremely tricky budget for the chancellor all of a
Corbyn’s Build it in Britain plan isn’t radical – it’s what other countries do | Larry Elliott

Corbyn’s Build it in Britain plan isn’t radical – it’s what other countries do | Larry Elliott

‘Value for money’ for public contracts is a colossal failure. Labour’s leader is right: the state should support manufacturingJeremy Corbyn wants new support ships for the Royal Navy to be built in
Everyone’s bound to be caught in Hammond’s tax rise net | Phillip Inman

Everyone’s bound to be caught in Hammond’s tax rise net | Phillip Inman

The chancellor needs to fill lots of holes in public services – and it will take big moneyPhilip Hammond, under pressure to ease austerity, must spend the summer preparing the ground for sweeping tax
Council cuts are putting the vulnerable at risk, Tory peer says

Council cuts are putting the vulnerable at risk, Tory peer says

LGA chief says austerity could damage local authorities ‘beyond recognition’Local authorities have reached the point where relentless financial cutbacks are putting the wellbeing of vulnerable adults
Police cuts hit London harder than other parts of UK, says Sadiq Khan

Police cuts hit London harder than other parts of UK, says Sadiq Khan

Mayor calls for extra funds and claims there are now 3.3 officers per 1,000 LondonersLondon was hit harder than any other part of the country by years of Conservative cuts to its police force, Sadiq
How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? April verdict

How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? April verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade in the UK •Interest rate rise clouds outlook •Experts debate the data Continue reading...
How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? April verdict

How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? April verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade in the UK •Interest rate rise clouds outlook •Experts debate the data Continue reading...
Family mounts legal challenge to Northamptonshire library cuts

Family mounts legal challenge to Northamptonshire library cuts

Young resident’s application for a judicial review is latest in a series of tests to council’s decision to close 21 librariesNorthamptonshire county council is facing a series of legal challenges over
Police cuts left out of government's key violent crime strategy

Police cuts left out of government's key violent crime strategy

Row over document intensifies after further leak reveals issue of police resources had been raisedTackling serious violence is not a law enforcement issue alone, according to a key government strategy
How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? March verdict

How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? March verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade in the UK •Brexit economy: light at the end of the tunnel? • Experts debate the data
How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? March verdict

How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? March verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade in the UK •Brexit economy: light at the end of the tunnel? • Experts debate the data