Oxford economics professor asks whether austerity can survive the hypocrisy of the “magic money tree” and the DUP deal

Simon Wren-Lewis, an Economics professor at Oxford University, asks: “Can austerity survive such hypocrisy?” He says there is “no economic problem with ending austerity”, but recognises austerity is a “vote loser” for the Tories, especially with top Tories such as … Continue reading Oxford economics professor asks whether austerity can survive the hypocrisy of the “magic money tree” and the DUP deal

Top economist Richard Murphy slams austerity: “The economic crash was not Labour’s fault”

Top economist Richard Murphy reported for Tax Research UK that Cameron and Osborne would be found guilty by a jury of their peers for a mishandling of the economy after the economic crash. He adds that the UK crash “would … Continue reading Top economist Richard Murphy slams austerity: “The economic crash was not Labour’s fault”

German industry contradicts senior ministers who have repeatedly claimed they will help pressure a deal

Just weeks ago, David Davis claimed the German industry would pressure Angela Merkel to hand Britain a good Brexit deal, but the German industry has rejected the idea and warns Britain “not to rely on its help”. The Independent reports … Continue reading German industry contradicts senior ministers who have repeatedly claimed they will help pressure a deal

Disabled MP Jared O’Mara accuses Tories of ‘eugenics’ policies to make disabled people ‘suffer and die’

Jared O’Mara, the new MP for Sheffield Hallam, has criticised the Conservatives’ over their dismantling of the benefit system which makes disabled people “suffer and die”. He said they have “completely torn up the welfare system” and has declared his … Continue reading Disabled MP Jared O’Mara accuses Tories of ‘eugenics’ policies to make disabled people ‘suffer and die’

Almost a quarter of teachers who have qualified since 2011 have already left the profession

Over 27,000 newly qualified teachers since 2011 have already left the profession. Recent analysis shows that UK teachers are working longer hours than those in other countries and the pay cap has meant a real terms pay cut over the … Continue reading Almost a quarter of teachers who have qualified since 2011 have already left the profession

Professor of cardiovascular medicine calls on Theresa May to restore David Cameron’s “obesity plan”

Graham McGregor, a professor of cardiovascular medicine, has written an open letter to Theresa May asking her to have an urgent meeting with her health policy unit to restore David Cameron’s evidence-based obesity plan. He says he was “astonished” that … Continue reading Professor of cardiovascular medicine calls on Theresa May to restore David Cameron’s “obesity plan”

David Cameron accused of “bordering on sociopathy” after receiving a “fat fee” for a speech about austerity

Marina Hyde has written for the Guardian that David Cameron is “bordering on sociopathy” with his lack of self awareness, after receiving a large payment for a speech about austerity. She says the only acceptable response to a David Cameron … Continue reading David Cameron accused of “bordering on sociopathy” after receiving a “fat fee” for a speech about austerity

Theresa May pushes for “wholly inappropriate” £300,000 statue of Margaret Thatcher

Theresa May has insisted a controversial planned statue of the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher should go ahead – even though there are fears it would be vandalised, her family do not give their blessing, and opposition says it would … Continue reading Theresa May pushes for “wholly inappropriate” £300,000 statue of Margaret Thatcher