Re: What austerity?
So what to cut..
They could cut the benefits paid to those working (£30 billion/yr+)
They could cut the amount paid to pensioners £75 billion/yr (plus assorted other benefits such as pension credit/housing benefit/council tax benefit)
Cut health spending? £103 billion
We could always cut the money to the unemployed...although JSA is only about £3 billion directly..
We could cut the £20/30/40 billion in corporate welfare spending....and we could cut the amount of money redirected by tax avoidance/evasion.
Piss-off the people (some)
Or piss-off your donors and supporters....
Although we should also look at the chancellor...who is not an economist (of any sort) but is intensely political....is doubtless planning for life after Call-Me-Dave has gone/been made gone...
NHS is ringfenced
Pensioners are ringfenced.
Education is fenced...whether ring or barbed wire I do not know...
That puts Call-Me-Dave in direct opposition to Call-Me-What-You-Like-Gideon.
Things could get interesting soon....