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”

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

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

Teachers are providing food and money for school uniforms and trips to poor pupils

Teachers are using their own money to care for their students, it has been revealed. A survey found 51% of teachers have taken steps to provide care for poorer students, in some cases providing food, and in other cases money … Continue reading Teachers are providing food and money for school uniforms and trips to poor pupils

Theresa May defends austerity, claiming “Britain would be like Greece” without it

Theresa May has defended austerity in parliament, saying that Britain would be like Greece if Labour took over government and got rid of it. She argued that Greece is in its current position as they didn’t deal with their deficit. … Continue reading Theresa May defends austerity, claiming “Britain would be like Greece” without it

Labour pressure government to listen to High Court ruling on “unlawful” benefit cap

The benefit cap ruled “unlawful” by the High Court is believed to hit 20,000 families, and Labour are now pressuring the government to listen to the ruling. The court said the cap causes “real misery for no good reason” and … Continue reading Labour pressure government to listen to High Court ruling on “unlawful” benefit cap

Slashed school budget leaves head teacher having to ask parents to pay £40 for text books

Head teacher Lindsey Cooke of Hanley Castle High School in Worcester had to ask parents to pay a voluntary £40 for text books after her budget was “slashed” by 12% since 2014. “We have made all the efficiency savings we … Continue reading Slashed school budget leaves head teacher having to ask parents to pay £40 for text books