Posts Tagged “public spending”

Chart of the day: how spending on day-to-day public services will have been cut by 37% by 2018-19

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2014

It is simply not true – as our critics on the left pretend – that we are slashing and burning the state. By the end of this Parliament, public spending will still be 42% of GDP. That’s higher than at any time between 1995 and when the banks crashed, in 2008. Nick Clegg, 10th March […]

David Laws: let’s cut taxes and spending. For once, I’m unconvinced. Here’s why…

by Stephen Tall on June 24, 2012

David Laws has earned himself a generous write-up in today’s Telegraph, with the paper which triggered his resignation from the cabinet two years ago hailing his ‘radical vision of a liberal state’, and lamenting with crocodile tears that his downfall was ‘a great loss to the Cabinet’. The cause is an interview David has given […]

Nick launches 'In The Know' to save taxpayers' money

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

Nick Clegg has today launched the Lib Dems’ ‘Ask the People in the Know’ project inviting public sector workers to help identify ways in which government can cut out waste while protecting services in order to save taxpayers’ money. Anyone (…)

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PMQs: Nick tackles Gordon on public spending

by Stephen Tall on July 1, 2009

Apologies, dear reader, but I’ve been busy at work rather than watching Prime Minister’s Questions (so that you don’t have to). I will catch up with it later, but I have read the Hansard transcript. And if today’s PMQs is (…)

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Clegg & Cable spell out Lib Dem public spending cuts to fund education priorities

by Stephen Tall on February 9, 2009

In his 2008 conference speech, Nick Clegg promised the Liberal Democrats would soon spell out exactly how the party would fund its policy priorities – new spending on Lib Dem policies, including tax cuts for the vast majority of citizens: (…)

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