Green Party leader Caroline Lucas MP has called George Osborne’s comprehensive spending review a “budget to destroy a million jobs” – and has again argued that the worst cuts could have been avoided by an alternative policy based on a fairer tax regime.
Caroline Lucas said immediately after the budget statement:
“This is a budget to destroy half a million jobs in the public sector, according to the government’s own estimates. And the knock-on effects will be at least as many jobs lost in the private sector.”
While George Monbiot says 'The economic crisis is the disaster the Conservatives have been praying for. Now they can reshape the economy on corporate lines.'
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