Budget sets out plan for permanent austerity

19th March 2014 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

George Osborne’s latest Budget makes it clear that austerity policies will continue for years to come, for at least another five years. He also announced a cap on welfare expenditure, a toxic effort to blame the poor and unemployed for the crisis of the financial sector and capital in general.

Budget will fuel growing anti-austerity movement

21st March 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

The struggle against austerity in Britain has moved up a gear.

The recent anti-bedroom tax protests were very broad-based geographically and in layers of support. The campaigns against local hospital closures are also gaining widespread support and are increasingly coordinated.