Austerity: there is an alternative and the UK can afford to deliver it


“A decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over.” These were the words of the Prime Minister, Theresa May, at last year’s Conservative Party Conference. Speaking directly to voters at home, she argued that their “hard work had paid off” and that “the end is in sight”. This seemingly momentous shift in policy, she contended, was a result of its success: “because you made sacrifices, there are better days ahead”. But the truth is fairly obvious. Austerity has failed.

Read Full Report

Explore our reports

  • Reset
Advanced search

Related Events

Mon

6

June

A remote chance?

This event, hosted by UK think tank Onward, considers the future of work and the economic impact hybrid and remote…

More Info

Wed

25

May

Platform Socialism: James Muldoon in conversation with Demos

At this event, hosted by UK think tank Demos, James Muldoon will discuss his new book, 'Platform Socialism'.   As…

More Info

Tue

31

May

How liberty made the modern world

At this event, hosted by UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute, Deirdre Nansen McCloskey will discuss how liberty made…

More Info