Frances O’Grady

Blog Entries by Frances O’Grady

Government Assault on Our Welfare System Is Based on Myth and Prejudice, Not Evidence

(34) Comments | Posted 4 January 2013 | (11:51)

With the government's poll rating faring almost as badly as its economic strategy, the Chancellor has hatched a cunning plan to win the next election. No, not bold new initiatives to promote jobs and growth, that would mean admitting that plan A has failed.

Instead, the government is planning a...

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Austerity and Rapid Deficit Reduction Is Failing in Its Own Terms

(5) Comments | Posted 11 July 2012 | (09:10)

It is a great honour to succeed Brendan Barber as TUC General Secretary at this vital time for the trade union movement.

The dominant economic approach of the last 30 years is now on its last legs. Letting the market rip and an indifference to inequality are now seen as...

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