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Spending Review

Week 26: Villain – George Osborne

June 30, 2013

This week’s award winning act of villainy comes from our villain of villains – George Osborne, for announcing a further £11.5 billion of spending cuts within his spending review 2015-16. George Osborne rustled up another brutal slash and burn on welfare, public sector pay and local authority budgets – this included an eye watering £2.6bn […]

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Week 26: Prat – Ed Miliband & Ed Balls

June 30, 2013

This week,our award for the persons acting the greatest prats over the last seven days sadly goes to the Leader of the Labour Party and the Shadow Chancellor On Wednesday, George Osborne announced his slash-and-burn Spending Review for 2015/16, shaping the decisions for the 2015 budget just before the next general election.  144,000 public sector […]

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The Spending Review: The Hypothetical Reality of Local Authority Cuts

June 27, 2013

Britain’s public services – Rest in peace. In March 2011, George Osborne told the House of Commons: “We have already asked the British people for what is needed, and we do not need to ask for more.” In June 2013, George Osborne just asked for more – in particular, from our local authorities and public […]

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George Osborne: The Public Spending Hairdresser

June 26, 2013

This wasn’t supposed to happen. When George Osborne set out his government’s programme of departmental austerity back in the Spending Review of October 2010, it was claimed that it this would account for the full amount of public austerity. It would be a harsh short back and sides public spending haircut. Yet, now, we are […]

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