Tag Archives: budget

I’ve got a wage for you if you were born in the 80s: some scattered thoughts on the new “living wage” from a low-waged worker

These notes aren’t really about the budget as a whole, so I’m sure I’m missing lots of important stuff about the changes to the benefits system, more an attempt to think through some of the implications of the new “living … Continue reading

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Springtime for campus and university, springtime for you and me?

The universities have been a fair bit quieter in 2011 than in the last few months of last year, but that seems to be changing this week. The UCU strikes that took place in several regions on Tuesday, and will … Continue reading

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No to cuts, yes to what? – Do we need an alternative?

The idea of putting forward an alternative political program or budget for the anti-cuts movement is one I’ve discussed briefly in the past, but it seems to be getting a bit of attention at the moment, so I thought it … Continue reading

Posted in Bit more thinky, Debate, Stuff that I don't think is very useful, The left | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment