Category Archives: Deficit

How Left Wing is Scotland – part two

How left wing is Scotland? Do we really, as the First Minister claimed, not really mind her economic policies? Well, recently, YouGov did a survey on various Thatcherite policies in the midst of her funeral. The results show that on … Continue reading

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The long march for pension Justice

Today I marched on strike for the first time in my life. Despite the fact that, as I explained yesterday, I am not technically on strike as Angus Council moved one of our Bank Holidays, I wanted to stand shoulder … Continue reading

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Why I am Striking on November 30th

Well, actually I’m not technically going on strike. Angus Council, several years ago, decided that in order to celebrate St. Andrews Day, it would move a bank holiday elsewhere in the year to the end of November. So I already had … Continue reading

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Housing-a bigger crisis than the deficit

On of the biggest changes to the way we live over the last 30 years has been the rising cost of housing. Today in 2010, many families are forced to have both parents go out to work, simply to make … Continue reading

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Why I’m voting for Ed Balls for Labour Leader

A few months ago at the start of the contest, I spoke a little about the candidates in the Labour leadership contest. The ballot papers have now come out and voting is underway. As I said in May, we have … Continue reading

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Public Sector Pensions – ripe for the cull?

News reports today (Wednesday 15th June) indicate that public sector pensions are going to be next on the chopping block. The Office of Budget Responsibility report released yesterday says that the costs of paying them are “unsustainable” and “unaffordable”. The … Continue reading

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