The Lib Dems cite Canada in the 1990s as the model of how to deal with a budget crisis such as Britain has now. Canadian economist Andrew Jackson explains how bad that model is.
General Election 2009/10
How should the working-class left respond to the general election and the cuts that are likely to follow, whichever party wins? Solidarity spoke to a range of activists (all in a personal capacity) from across the left.
Unless opinion shifts drastically in the next few days, no party will have an overall majority after 6 May.
Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems supports the Academy school system. It seems he is not confident enough in his support to find out what one group of teachers at an Academy think of working at their school.
Two months ago David Cameron’s Tory Party was heading for a general election win decisive enough to push through its programme of “deep” cuts and extensive privatisations.
"The collective wealth of the 1,000 multimillionaires in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List has climbed to £335.5 billion, up £77.265 billion on 2009... a 29.9% increase", reported the Sunday Times on 25 April.
Ed Miliband, environment minister and author of Labour's election manifesto, claimed in the Observer on 25 August that "New Labour has learned lessons".
John McDonnell spoke on 28 April about the current talk of coalition government after 6 May.
With less than two weeks before polling day, the Socialist Campaign to Stop the Tories and Fascists has two priorities: to get out on the streets and doorsteps, and to do a last trawl for activists who will sign the SCSTF statement and support the campaign, even if only on the scale of distributing some SCSTF broadsheets in their workplace or trade-union branch.
A possible result from the general election is that the three big parties will rank in exactly the opposite order, by seats won in parliament, to their ranking by votes won. According to some opinion polls, it is even probable.