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George Osborne’s Plan B: more Tory cuts

Issue No. 2345

Chancellor George Osborne has claimed that his budget will help ordinary people.

But even before announcing it, he declared that he’d slash another £2.5 billion from public spending.

That’s yet more jobs and services on the scrapheap.

The Tories promised austerity would create jobs. It hasn’t.

They said they’d end child poverty by 2020. Instead welfare cuts and low wages mean that the majority of children in Britain will be living in poverty by 2015.

They said they’d slash the debt and deficit. But Osborne keeps getting his figures wrong.

The coalition is weak and divided. 

There are more cuts for the Tory right, and vague promises of investment for those who want a slight change. But there is nothing for ordinary people.

There is an alternative. 

Most people want higher taxes on the rich.

That could pay for jobs and services.

A quarter of a million civil service workers were set to strike on budget day against cuts. And thousands of people have protested against the hated bedroom tax.

Together we can beat this rotten government.

 


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Thu 21 Mar 2013, 15:42 GMT
Issue No. 2345
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