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deficit had to be tackled but ferocious Tory austerity wasn’t the solution to the crisis, it was the
generation.“And on this, as with the austerity plan for the economy, the Autumn Statement wasn’t
It’s not just austerity itself that has failed. It is austerity rhetoric that has failed
reflecting the damaging impact of the Government's austerity rhetoric on confidence of British firms and British
cutting too far and too fast, self-defeating austerity, is not the answer.
We would make different
jobs and growth with the Tory-led Government’s austerity programme which is making it harder to get the
are forecasting that a million jobs will go as austerity takes its toll – half of them in the private sector
recover. In that context, immediate collective austerity simply will not work. Developments in the Eurozone
your failing plan.
Your experiment with austerity economics has failed on living standards, jobs
so today all countries’ pursuit of collective austerity is once more failing us all. Every big economy
carry on like this. With austerity at home, collective austerity abroad. It is no solution
being in opposition stifle our ambition, nor austerity smother our hopes.We'll win the next
the economy of Ireland.Compounded by austerity cuts by the Tory Coalition, felt as harshly in
ever greater austerity at home is a flawed philosophy, the rush to collective austerity – every country
Scotland has two governments: one Tory that offers austerity of opportunity at home; the other Nationalist
very difficult time because the Government's austerity programme is choking off economic growth and threatening
parliament, with at least two years of additional austerity beyond 2015. And last week Credit Ratings
what the Tories’ Plan A stands for.Austerity.We have had nine months of the British
is offering now, is a shrivelled, pessimistic, austere view of the future.
Now I have absolutely
and flexibly to today’s threats at a time of austerity.Let’s be clear, some cuts to defence
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