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by Daphne Liddle

THE INSTITUTE for Fiscal Studies (IFS), a leading and respected economic think tank, last week issued its analysis of George Osborne’s emergency Budget and concluded unequivocally that it will take more from poorer households than the rich and is therefore a regressive budget.

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Liberal delusions

LIBERAL-Democrat leader Nick Clegg has admitted that his party faces a serious collapse in support in future elections due to the unpopularity of the Con-Dem coalition’s cuts programme, which goes far beyond what is necessary to resolve Britain’s budget deficit problems and into unnecessary and spiteful attacks on support systems for those on very low incomes, the growing army of unemployed, pensioners, the disabled and so on. These attacks are ideologically driven by the capitalist philosophy that giving help to the poor and vulnerable only makes them lazy and encourages them to breed.

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