Full furlough! Full pay!

20th November 2020 shoreditchadmin2 0

There is no ‘trade-off’ between combatting the virus and protecting the economy, as ministers and others frequently claim.
There should be proper compensation for workers, who should receive 100% of their pay. This is easily affordable.

The Tories are attempting something even Thatcher and austerity could not achieve

12th November 2020 shoreditchadmin2 0

The government of an advanced industrialised country may choose to engineer a sharp rise in unemployment in an attempt to restore profitability, or it may choose to try to cut wages. But both stratagems entail high risk. Combining the two is exceptionally high risk. Under the cloak of the public health crisis which their own policies have helped to create, the current government is attempting such a strategy.