“Austerity” in the news
Publications and example sentences
· Another British scandal, a sleight of hand and the same old story →
It is for all to see that austerity politics killed thousands and made many more suffer.
· UK faces backlog of 400,000 criminal cases due to coronavirus →
Even before the pandemic, some criminal cases were being listed more than a year ahead due to austerity cuts in the number of allocated judges’ sitting days.
· How Dominic Cummings became indispensable to Boris Johnson →
Other aspects of the programme, including ditching austerity, reflected long-held preoccupations of the prime minister’s.
· I'm a big sci-fi fan, but Covid? Too far-fetched →
But I’m not dead, thanks to austerity and all those thought experiments, that’s now a wonderful luxury, an unlooked-for plus in British life.
· Will Covid-19 show us how to design better cities? →
Reversing austerity, you could call it.
· How The Coronavirus Will Change The Role Of Central Banks →
Default, austerity and higher inflation are among the possible options.
· Weighing The Week Ahead: Finding A Balance In The Great Reopening →
Greg Ip concludes that failing to help the states forces them into a level of austerity that would damage the economy.
· Letters: our blueprint for a post-coronavirus future →
We must reject austerity measures, house the UK’s homeless and consider implementing a universal basic income.
· Why the Treasury’s panic over debt, when borrowing costs next to nothing? →
Macpherson has been joined by George Osborne, who you would think was disqualified from discussing the subject after 10 years of pushing through austerity cuts, especially to public health budgets, that left Britain woefully unprepared for a pandemic.
· Air India unions threaten may not extend support to 'normal operations' and FDTL norms →
The office order on cost-cutting measures is just “smokes and mirrors,” the pilots unions alleged, adding, “other than hastily cutting the hard-earned wages of frontline employees, the management is yet to make any tangible progress on meaningful austerity measures”.