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Austerity

Average UK family just ‘2 weeks away from breadline’ - report
The average UK household is just days away from an emergency situation in the event of sudden financial hardship, according to a new report to be released this week. Meanwhile, one food bank has reported a surge in new participants.

23.11.2014 07:30

‘Privatised and exploited’: MPs debate bill to protect health service from TTIP
MPs on Friday debated Labour MP Clive Efford’s Bill to protect the National Health Service (NHS) from what critics claim is a path of permanent privatisation. Labour won the vote, with a majority of MPs backing the proposed legislation.

21.11.2014 14:04

Reckless reaction: 'Snobbish' Labour MP forced to quit as UKIP claims 2nd by-election win
​A week is a long time in politics? A senior Labour MP’s ill-judged reaction to UKIP’s win in Thursday’s Rochester and Strood by-election shows even a few hours can make or break a politician’s career.

21.11.2014 10:23

​Eurozone manufacturing outlook weakest for 16 months, as France, Germany lose steam
A new survey of manufacturing and service companies across the eurozone shows the area is now a step away from recession, as key economies France and Germany remain weak.

20.11.2014 15:14

London student protests turn violent, arrests made (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Police and protesters have clashed during the UK’s largest student demonstration for four years. It is not yet clear how many arrests have been made.

19.11.2014 14:56

#FreeEducation: Students march against tuition fees & cuts in London
Thousands of students are marching on the UK parliament on Wednesday in the biggest student action in four years. The protest, called by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts, is demanding an end to budget cuts and to restore free education.

19.11.2014 10:34

Yes, Cameron - there's a 3rd recession coming - and you're to blame!
Reading David Cameron’s article in The Guardian on the G20, analyzing why the Eurozone is “teetering on the brink of a third recession” and the world is beset with chaos and instability, you could be forgiven for thinking none of it is his fault.

18.11.2014 15:20

Charity Commission ‘targets’ Muslim orgs – report
More than a quarter of British charities under investigation by UK authorities are Islamic organizations, according to a report. Muslim leaders and activists have criticized the government for what they see as ‘excessive’ surveillance.

17.11.2014 13:00

'Austerity kills': Thousands rally against French President Hollande in Paris (VIDEO)
Thousands of people took to the streets of Paris on Saturday to protest against austerity and condemn French President Francois Hollande for betraying his voters.

15.11.2014 20:15

Clashes with police as protests against austerity sweep Italy (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Egg-throwing, red paint and police batons marked a fresh heating-up of countrywide protests over impending social reforms in Italy, as the striking political left was joined by other members of society in major cities.

15.11.2014 07:06

​‘Democracy day’: MPs call for election holidays to boost voter turnout
MPs have called for a “democracy day” holiday for the next general election in an attempt to curb voter apathy. Other proposals to battle the “crisis” of UK democracy include voting online and changing ballot day to a Saturday.

14.11.2014 11:45

Austerity fatigue: Britons’ willingness to accept cuts is evaporating – poll
British voters’ appetite for austerity is rapidly dwindling, a Financial Times (FT) poll has revealed. As an aversion to austerity grows, the continuance of such punitive economic policies after the next general election could spark widespread dissent.

12.11.2014 17:15