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Is Cutting the 40p Tax Band a Real Priority?

It is almost politically impossible to explicitly increase a tax rate, or to impose any new tax on individuals. But politicians struggle to square this with public demands for enhanced public services or, more recently, opposition to austerity measures. 874 more words

Strike Action Date Changed to 14 October 2014


Unison’s NJC Committee met yesterday  (31 July) to consider plans for industrial action, following the strike on 10 July and its earlier decision to follow this with further action on 30 September. 520 more words


Secret Plans Revealed - 600 Staff To Be Transferred To Another Company

It is with great surprise that we learned about the full plans for Co-operative Working from Potterieseye website and not from the Council. The document was not disclosed to UNISON by the council. 212 more words


Why Deficits No Longer Matter

William Gale of Brookings Institute provides six takeaways from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook.  Its findings suggest that not much has changed.   600 more words

Macro 101

Thank You For 10 July Strike Action

Dear UNISON member

I am writing to send you a big thank you for making yesterday’s strike an overwhelming success.

The strength of your feeling over falling pay and pensions was very plain to see. 193 more words


"Now? Have you lost your mind?!"

Perhaps you have heard something about illegal children crossing our southern border? More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors and 39,000 women with children have been apprehended on the southern border this year. 579 more words

Commentary - Modern Times

sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches. reblogged this on Sheri de Grom and commented:

This blog written by Huntie at http://chasingrabbitholes.com is one of the best written essays of how we are losing our country one day at a time. Huntie places the issues front and center of what's happening, how it's happening and please, can we wake up and do something before it's too late. I'd planned to post a blog of my own today, but Huntie's post demanded prompt attention. Might I also suggest you follow this blog. You will not be disappointed. Not only does Huntie have a marvelous intellect but she's as funny as all get out. Sheri