Treasury responds to Vox’s austerity challenge

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Last month, Vox Political wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, a Mr Osborne, politely asking him whether he had any other documentary justifications for his disastrous programme of austerity after the previous principal pillar of his faith – a paper by Harvard economists Reinhart and Rogoff – had been disproved by a student at a rival university.

Today we received a response! A lengthy, well-considered one at that.

What a shame that we found a way to trash it before we reached the end of page one.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s all read the letter together, shall we? It begins:

“Thank you for your letter dated 22 April about the recent publication by Herndon, Ash and Pollin, a critique to the paper ‘Growth in the time of Debt’ by Reinhart and Rogoff.

“You asked for the Treasury’s views on the recent criticism of the paper by…

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Nadine Dorries MP what a disgrace

Nadine Dorries MP, contestant in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of HereIf  you wanted concrete proof that MP’s in their capacity as ministers for parliament working for us “The British Taxpayers well here it is.

One Nadine Dorries MP who should be voting in our best interests on what she believes to be what is right and just for us the people has done exactly the opposite.

The article is here:

On the rebel EU Vote she did not vote on what she though was right but merely voted to have a stab at the Prime Minister for taking away the whip for 6 months because once again she decided to put her pocket before her constituents who voted her into office and go flying to australia for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

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We can safely say:

Nadine Dorris you are a disgrace and have shown concretely what we all knew that MP’s are in office for there own gain and not what is best for the british people.

Stephanie Bottrill Blamed The Government For Her Suicide And So Should The Rest Of Us

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war-on-the-poorWhen a stock-broker throws themselves out of a window due to financial pressures it is presumed – by the right wing press at least, if not the rest of us – to be a tragedy.

Yet when the same events occur in the lives of someone not just working class, but on benefits, the reaction of some is to immediately start a hunt for character or lifestyle flaws in the recently deceased.  “She can’t have been poor, she had a cat” was the astonishing reaction of one person on twitter to news of the suicide of a grandmother driven to the desperate act by the bedroom tax.  It can’t be long before right wing cheerleaders of welfare reform join the bandwagon, no doubt to be led by yet more crass utterances from Tory Ministers.  After all Iain Duncan Smith said he could live on £53 a week, so what…

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You will not benefit from Britain leaving Europe

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Look at all this political theatre over Europe. It’s for the entertainment of you, the voter – even though you won’t actually gain a thing from staying in or leaving the Brussels-based bureaucracy.

The Conservative Party is going into meltdown about it, certainly – but that’s because individual Tory MPs fear losing votes to UKIP at the next election, making it possible for their party to lose the only thing that matters to them: Power.

UKIP wants out because it is composed – or was, back when it began – of businesspeople who believe that they are being over-regulated by the European Union. They want the freedom to sell inferior products to you, without being penalised for it.

The Tory amendment to the Queen’s speech is nothing but a performance, put on for the benefit of the plebs. It’s a pantomime, with the British public urged to shout “Look…

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