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New year, new austerity plans

In my view, the chancellor’s plan is bad news for struggling families and communities that, despite green shoots elsewhere, may now never recover from the recession should this current economic strategy continue. Now that austerity does not mean fiscal prudence, the debate about the future role of the state in building good economies, intervening in market failure and tackling poverty, needs to be challenged and seized. Obviously, this needs to be done in new ways. ...

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