Tag Archives: Austerity in the UK

Time for something different

It is surely time for something other than austerity to solve the United Kingdom’s economic woes and the Budget in a few days’ time should not impose any more cuts on the circumstances of ordinary people. Whatever politicians say when … Continue reading

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Veto!

Prime minister David Cameron’s veto at the EU summit in Brussels leaves the UK isolated in a way that has no precedent. His “veto” is a refusal not to take part in discussions which are going to go ahead without the … Continue reading

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3rd Update: The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

As he heads to the EU summit in Brussels, will the UK prime minister, David Cameron, be thinking about the London Conference nearly 80 years ago, also called to resolve an international financial crisis and avoid a further recession? That … Continue reading

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2nd Update: The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

Here is common sense and leadership from justice secretary Kenneth Clarke in today’s Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5606a946-201a-11e1-8662-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1fomGwuZY. (You may have to register to read it, but registration is free). He was a good minister to work for, as I recall. Also … Continue reading

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Update: The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

David Cameron’s threat today to veto any new EU treaty (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16048131) confirms the worst.  Of course he is right to defend the United Kingdom’s interests and not to sign any treaty that does not accord with our interests (although as … Continue reading

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The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

Why is the UK taking no part in solving the Eurozone crisis? Why was the UK prime minister not at the summit in Paris yesterday, when President Sarkozy of France and Chancellor Merkel of Germany met? The financial crisis affects … Continue reading

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