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Trident and the cuts

Trident nuclear submarine

Trident may be paid for from the MOD budget but we still face swingeing cuts elsewhere to pay for military spending, writes Kate Hudson.

  • Written by Kate Hudson
  • Category: Analysis

Who is winning the debate about cuts?

mydavidcameron imageMassive cuts in public spending means convincing people to accept the idea that cuts in servies, pay, pensions and benefits are a necessity. Alex Snowdon looks at how the battle of ideas is going.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Analysis

The cost of war

This remarkable graphic illustrates a number of points that have become obvious in recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Written by John Rees
  • Category: Analysis

Cuts, counter-reforms, and the class struggle

cameron with cleaverNeil Faulkner argues that every socialist, green activist, trade unionist, and anti-capitalist needs to see building mass action against the cuts as the central political priority.

  • Written by Neil Faulkner
  • Category: Analysis

Inequality in the UK - We’re not all in this together

inequalityPoverty and inequality are at record levels according to a new report. The redistribution of wealth from poor to rich overseen by Thatcher and continued under Labour will be accelerated by the massive ConDem cuts - unless we stop them.

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

Budget: Osborne declares war on welfare state

OsborneOne word can summarise George Osborne’s first budget. Brutal. £11bn off welfare spending, from child benefits to Disability Living Allowance. VAT up to 20 per cent. And an average 25 per cent cut for most departmental budgets.

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

OBR: Unelected body to prepare us for massive cuts

OBR and George OsborneThe unelected body established by the Tories - the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) - is intended to provide "independent", reputable support for massive cuts in public services.

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

Oh Canada: Osborne’s cuts fairytale

George OsborneGeorge Osborne has discovered Canada. It is, he tells us, a marvellous faraway land where a fearless government once managed to eliminate its entire budget deficit in three years.

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis