Hundreds of thousands of people who claim sickness benefits could be forced to work part-time under controversial new welfare reforms designed to target Britain’s “benefits culture,” Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has announced.
Austerity could see Britain unable to cope with environmental disasters as government cuts leave the country without key scientists and destroy national treasures such as Kew Gardens, a leading trade unionist has warned.
Veteran Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn looks set to win more than half of the votes in Labour’s leadership contest, despite warnings from senior party figures that the anti-austerity candidate’s victory would prove catastrophic.
Economists have dismissed the findings of a poll that suggests a majority of British voters continue to back austerity as ideologically framed tripe. They argue further deficit reduction is a choice, not a necessity.