Tag: austerity

Coronavirus: PM ‘will not return to austerity of 10 years ago’

Image copyright Wiktor Szymanowicz/Getty Images The prime minister has pledged his government will “not go back to the austerity of ten years ago” ahead of a speech next week. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Boris Johnson set out his plans for a post-Covid economic recovery. They will include a new taskforce, led by the chancellor, which he… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Archbishop Justin Welby says austerity would be catastrophic

Image copyright PA Media The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned cuts to public spending after coronavirus “would be catastrophic”. The Most Reverend Justin Welby called for politicians to be “brave and courageous” as they sought to deal with the economic and social consequences of the lockdown. In response to spiralling public debt he said “going for austerity again would be… Read more →