Austerity Myth Busters

In reality the last Labour government raised public spending as a share of total spending in the British Economy just a little, from 38% to just under 41% by the eve of the financial crisis in 2007. The latter is is less than in any year of the Thatcher Government of the 1980’s. it was the bank bail out and the growing cost of unemployment and poverty after 2007 that drove public spending up to around 47% of GDP by the time David Cameron’s coalition took office.
Rob Griffiths. Morning Star. Saturday June 22nd. 2013.


About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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One Response to Austerity Myth Busters

  1. I take it that this all translates to Labour good Tory bad?

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