by Michael Calderbank
The 2010-5 government and its successor is one of flagrant class discrimination. That is the uncompromising verdict of this book.
At a time when the rich are allowed to grow even wealthier, governments have imposed an unjustified programme of austerity, and at a time when low paid work has become endemic. It is an act of economic injustice that must be corrected.
The author delivers an uncompromising message to the political elite; it is time to end the politics of austerity, an ideological project to cut the size of the state permanently.
In its place, we deed a positive programme, with priority given to defending the public services, curbing excessive profits, taxing the obscenely rich and, at the same time, stimulating the economy by increasing the spending power of all wage earners.
Dr Michael Calderbank lives in London, where he works in Parliament as a researcher for trade unions.