Speeches sourced from the Labour party’s online archive
recognise, extreme austerity is self-defeating. We are already seeing that in Britain where the
‘Austerity alone cannot treat the economic malaise in the major advanced economies’. “Today’s
are protecting our communities. Mr Arundale has warned of a growing "austerity crimewave" hitting
Minister who is making change happen now in Europe, ensuring that we put jobs and growth ahead of austerity and unemployment."
last autumn, David Cameron told Britain that he would continue with an austerity plan which is
Government’s austerity measures.
“Liam Fox is cutting the British Army to its lowest level for
is to say 'I’ve got austerity here at home, I’m going to now export it abroad'. But when the
austerity policies started to kick in.
"Temporarily reversing January’s mistaken VAT rise
Government is tied to an austerity plan that is hurting but not working, wedded to the old orthodoxies
agencies have now acknowledged, austerity alone is self-defeating. “We also need to see real
Osborne's self-defeating austerity policies have plunged Britain back into recession. "In the
because plan A for austerity is hurting but isn’t working. The government is set to borrow £46
downgraded because of weakening growth, with austerity measures being one of the reasons they say is behind
books by 2015. As even Standard and Poor’s has said, ‘austerity alone is self-defeating
sector job losses have left women shouldering 70 per cent of the burden of economic austerity. Now
country in a time of austerity, when his economic policies have choked off growth, that we are all in
is vital if we’re to get the deficit down. But the Government is locked into an austerity plan that
austerity and pessimism.”
Cllr Joe Anderson, Labour Leader of Liverpool City Council, said
.It is their Europe of austerity.Their Europe of unemployment.Their Europe of
.Everyone agreed that the deficit had to be tackled but ferocious Tory austerity wasn’t the
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