"The election was undoubtedly a referendum on the Tories’ governmental performance over the last 12 months" - Mike Phipps analyses the local election results.
Interest rates up, economy down – Micheal Roberts
"The impact of central bank rate hikes has not been so much on driving down inflation as on accelerating economies into a slump" - in depth analysis from Michael Roberts.
What’s the problem with pensions? – Michael Roberts
With pension age rises kicking off mass demonstrations against pension reform in France, Michael Roberts breaks down the neoliberal "reform" of the pensions system.
Banking crisis: is it all over? – Michael Roberts
"It ain’t over til it’s over. The latest Fed data from show that US banks lost $100bn in deposits... while the large US banks have added $67bn, the small banks have lost $120bn and foreign-owned banks $45bn."
A budget that rewarded the wealthy – Jon Trickett MP
By rewarding the wealthy at the expense of the poorest our society, this budget exacerbates inequality and does nothing to tackle the cost of living crisis - Jon Trickett MP.
The budget was an exercise in enriching the wealthy from the wallets of the poorest in our society – Beth Winter MP
Beth Winter MP tackles Jeremy Hunt's first full budget, showing just how out out of touch this Government is.
Bank busts and regulation – Michael Roberts
In depth analysis of the recent banking crisis spurred on by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse. Michael Roberts assesses left solutions to the economic crisis.
Investment not cuts, the #peoplesbudget we need – Donna Guthrie, BARAC UK
"Over 10 years of Austerity, with cuts to jobs, welfare and public services... that has impacted the most on Black communities, women, the elderly, disabled and young people"
A budget that entrenches poverty instead of tackling it – Rebecca Long Bailey MP
"On a day when so many of Britain’s key workers were forced to strike over poverty pay, they were offered nothing" - Rebecca Long Bailey analyses the failures of Hunt's budget.
Yet another austerity budget – interview with economist Mick Burke on #Budget2023
Hunt’s optimistic and upbeat tone throughout his Budget Day speech was “massively misplaced,” as “the overall picture of the British economy is one of stagnation.”