Austerity

If Sunak truly wants to rescue the economy he should steer away from his party’s legacy of punishing austerity, not reinforce it, writes Harriet Williamson.
Due to austerity measures, almost 800 libraries have closed since 2010, according to figures from The Chartered Institute of Public Finance. The Free Books Campaign aims to give access to books and break barriers to reading. The campaign reaches both adults and children with specific community-curated book lists.
"A pay freeze would be an outrageous attack on some of the workers who sacrificed the most during the pandemic", the GMB union said.
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The chancellor also praised Boris Johnson for his response to the pandemic and said a decade of austerity had made it easier to respond to coronavirus.
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The prime minister said it would be a "mistake" to respond to coronavirus by going "back to what people called austerity".
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