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March 26, 2012 3:55 pm

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  • News The Choice on the Economy – read the full text of Ed Balls’ speech

    The Choice on the Economy – read the full text of Ed Balls’ speech

    It’s great to be back here in Bedford supporting your campaign. Because it’s vital that we win here in this marginal constituency – and in seats across this region from Stevenage to Ipswich, Watford to Waveney – if we are to get the Tories out, elect a Labour government and start to rebuild our country for the future. Seats where we lost in 2010. Seats where we have worked hard to show that under Ed Miliband’s leadership we have changed […]

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  • News Tory minister lets slip: We want to bring in regressive flat tax

    Tory minister lets slip: We want to bring in regressive flat tax

    The Tories still want to look into implementing a flat tax system, whereby the poorest taxpayers would pay the same tax as the richest. In a recording obtained by the Daily Mirror, Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Letwin is heard telling a right wing think tank a “discussion will no doubt open up” about the possibility of bringing in a flat tax. The Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that in order to raise current tax revenue, a flat tax on income would […]

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  • News Labour’s housing reforms could be limited by spending restraint

    Labour’s housing reforms could be limited by spending restraint

    The scope of Labour’s housing plans may have to be narrowed in order to meet tight restrictions on spending, according to a review of the area commissioned by the Party. The review is led by Sir Michael Lyons, the former head of the BBC Trust, and the findings will be published in September. Lyons says that despite receiving evidence from housing reform lobbyists, “we can make do with existing resources”, reports the FT (£). Lyons has been tasked with planning […]

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  • Featured It’s not just Ed. Their faith in competition makes all our politicians weird

    It’s not just Ed. Their faith in competition makes all our politicians weird

    It’s not just Ed. There’s something profoundly weird about our political class. Labour, LibDem and Tory, politicians seem to move in packs. They feel safe only they use the same ideas and language as the rest of the Westminster village, even when what they say makes no sense to the rest of us. The idea that competition between corporations is the answer to our society’s problems is a good example of this kind of bad political groupthink. The idea began […]

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  • Comment Why Labour never won the argument over austerity and the cuts

    Why Labour never won the argument over austerity and the cuts

    On Friday last week, the day it was official the British economy had grown back to its size before the crash, the BBC World at One’s (WATO) presenter Shaun Ley started his interview with Ed Balls by asking: “Do you accept now that cutting public spending didn’t kill off the recovery?” It’s worth reminding ourselves how gob-smacking this question is. Every major organisation that examined the impact of austerity found the cuts had hit economic growth. This is why the […]

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