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Thursday, 10 March 2011

A repeat neoliberal prescription will kill the patient

‘There is a determined attempt in Britain to restore the economic model so comprehensively discredited in the crash of 2008’ says Seumas Milne in an incisive critique of Con Dem economic policies.

Milne highlights the determination of Con Dem Ministers to ‘reinstate a neoliberal order that is beyond repair’ with measures to deregulate business (worsen employment rights, health and safety, etc), deflationary VAT increases (stock in trade of the Tory Party since it almost doubled VAT in 1979) as well as to extend privatisation: