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Ukip: Who pays the piper?

There is an old saying: ‘He who pays the piper calls the tune”. When looking at the underlying agenda of Ukip we should start by asking “who pays the Ukip piper?”. Then we will have a good idea what ‘tune’ they are likely to play! If Ukip (or any party) want to be an alternative … Continue reading

Tories want to destroy gains for workers

After George Osborne’s Birmingham speech, the consequences of a Tory return to office after the next general election are crystal clear. As you might expect it is not a good prospect for ordinary British workers and their families. Osborne confirmed he planned to cut spending by a total of £25 billion in 2016 and 2017, … Continue reading

Beware UKIP Thatcherites

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has surged in support, most recently in the 28 February Eastleigh by-election where it won 11,571 votes — 27.8%, an increase of 24%, and enough to beat the Tories into third place. Last year, in the Croydon North by-election, UKIP polled 1,400 votes, an increase of 4%. In Rotherham, … Continue reading

Dumb and dumber – Labour and Tories on cuts

The depressing NuLab conference promised cuts in public services and sought to ensure those with little paid for the bankers’ crisis. Now the Tories are bidding to show that they will make ordinary workers pay an even higher price. Shadow chancellor George Osborne made a conference speech focused on public spending cuts, including a one-year … Continue reading

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