Originally posted on alittleecon:
With Governments around the world now wedded to austerity, it’s easy to lose sight of what the overall goal of economic policy should be. At the moment, the goal seems to be ‘deal with the debt’, ‘pay down the deficit’ (whatever that means). We have stopped asking why austerity is necessary…

Originally posted on Jane Young:
For resources to lobby your MP, see http://wearespartacus.org.uk/pip-emergency-act-now/ For a video demonstration of how this will affect me, see http://janeyoung.me.uk/2013/01/01/how-welfare-reform-will-take-away-my-independence/ When I blogged on this topic back in January 2012, I predicted thousands of disabled people would lose their Motability vehicles under the Government’s draft criteria for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), set to…