Saturday, 14 August 2010

The truth about the June 2010 Budget

There has been so much spin and distortion about the UK deficit that most people would be forgiven for thinking there is no alternative to public spending cuts. 

 

We've put together a short presentation on the realities of the deficit and the June 2010 Budget. Spend a few minutes to watch this presentation and see if you still think spending cuts are inevitable.

 

You can download a PDF version of the presentation by clicking here.  If you liked the presentation (or even if you didn't) please leave a comment.

 
We've removed the presentation on this post and produced an updated one to take account of the October Comprehensive Spending Review. You can find the updated presentation here.

8 comments:

  1. Liz Stevenson5 Sep 2010 21:58:00

    What can't speak can't lie. Come on, people - wake up and smell the coffee. This "there is no choice and no alternative" cuts agenda is the biggest con-trick on the working classes. Thanks, Unison. Expose the lies! Shame on the Government and local councillors who won't defend the people that elected them!

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  2. The fact that there's thus far only one comment on this blog entry speaks volumes. Vast swathes of the public are being duped by the ConDems that there's no alternative and that the cuts, and particularly the scale of the cuts, are a necessary evil. The paid officials of Unison can't do it alone though, and we need people to get out there in their workplaces and tell their colleagues about this, their friends and family, their neighbours. Time's running out, and we desperately need to get the message out there!

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  3. Wwell done Unison East Midlands - that's just the sort of hard-hitting evidence to turn the sad consensus of inevitability that has gone unchalleged for too long. I have a photo of NALGO members standing on a Fosse Way footbridge in Leicester behind banners attacking rate-capping. People understood the damage that loomed under Thatcher. They now need to believe what disaster and suffering will result from being 'Osborne'd'. We need mass mobilisation of public awareness and opposition to this political attack on the the welfare state and public services. Thanks Unison E Midlands from a former Leicester city Council NALGO member and now UNISON Scotland member.

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  4. anon
    Why do we need a govenrment they govern virtually nothing they take the big salaries yet shy away from the responsibilities we have sold our souls to the devil now we must dance to the devils tune our young are the ones that will suffer along with the elderly and thje disabled but when all the cut backs are reckoned and hit us hard will they suffer NO they are supressing wages by the back door and are driven by the business man they see that their profits have reached saturation point and now the only way is to reduce their biggest outlay wages in order to maximize them and keep shareholders happy but remember the story about the boy who got everything he wanted!!! The video was great and highlights the deception put on by this govt masking the real ajender and as a passing thought nthe right honourable and well educated MPs got us into this mess just shows how incapable they have been and how the economy has been mis managed within the house

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  5. Brilliant PowerPoint. It's rare to see the problem in the historical context - and that sense of proportion is missing in the right-wing press because the cuts have nothing to do with being sensible - it's Tory ideology writ large. What a shame that the left-wing press can't express the points so clearly. Not that we have much of a left-wing press anymore...

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  6. iam glad to read that unison is takeing job evaluation/single status serious as i have heard that other unions are not

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  7. Isn't it a shame that you did not do more before the election to convince your 'mostly' tory members to vote for a Labour government.

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