Share prices are going up. Profits are increasing. Top bosses' pay is soaring. And child poverty is rising almost as fast.
The government plans to sell off Royal Mail, in what will be the largest privatisation since British Gas 26 years ago.
Geoff Lumley is Labour Councillor for Newport East on the Isle of Wight.
Andrew Gamble is professor of politics at Cambridge University, and author of the major left-wing analysis of Thatcherism, The Free Economy and the Strong State.
Tony Blair, fresh from joining the praise for Margaret Thatcher and saying that as prime minister he sought to “build on” what she had done rather than reverse it, has again blasted Ed Miliband’s Labour leadership as being too left-wing.
If we believed in a hell, we would have no doubt Margaret Thatcher would now be in it.
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled, as the Kevin Spacey character argues in The Usual Suspects, is convincing the world that he doesn’t exist.
Gary Wareing is one of the “Hull Three”, three Labour councillors who voted against a cuts budget on the city’s Labour-controlled council. Along with Dean Kirk and Gill Kennett, Gary has been suspended from the Labour group.
Labour MPs helped get the coalition off the hook over the “workfare” scandal that saw three appeal court judges rule that the work-for-free-or-lose-your-benefits schemes to which over 200,000 unemployed workers have been subjected are unlawful.
The government is continuing its attempts to formally privatise the National Health Service by stealth.