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The Liberal Democrats' commitment to austerity will help cut the deficit, but likely come at the expense of growth.
Britannia rule the waves – subject to spending priorities.
The Conservatives can't quite figure out how to both cut defence spending and procure new kit the UK can actually use.
Why don’t they trust me?
Both major parties have tried to address their key weaknesses head on – but it's too late to change voters’ perceptions.
Not an economic policy dream team.
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The UK's economic performance can be spun in different ways. Here, the Coalition's economic record is broken down.
Popular accounts add to the clouds gathering over Greece’s parliament.
Persistent misconceptions over the nature of the Greek bail-out play a subtle but key role in sustaining a damaging mythology – and preventing a viable treatment of the crisis.
Are we really?
Five years of Coalition government later, it is clear that the poorest have paid most dearly as a result of various tax and benefit changes.
Plaid Cymru will appeal to voters who oppose austerity.
Plaid's numbers on growth add up, but their policies could end up costing the taxpayer.
One different wave lengths.
The advocates (and beneficiaries) of austerity are succeeding in cornering the country worst hit by the euro crisis.
Do you dare gaze into the future?
The political to-and-fro after George Osborne’s budget failed to ignite political imaginations. Maybe because all parties are struggling to rationalise the hole government coffers.
Problems on the production line.
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What the chancellor didn’t mention is that UK GDP per person is 16% lower than we would have expected on pre-crisis trends and the major factor is lousy productivity growth.
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Austerity has not been a success for the Chancellor, but that won't stop him from trying to paint is as such.
An grisly omen?
A first-rate piece of political and economic provocation is to haunt Trafalgar Square over the election.
Get set for groundhog day.
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The coalition's austerity programme knocked 1% off growth, and yet all parties are planning on sticking with it.
‘You might not think it, but I’ve swallowed £1bn’.
There is a view that austerity hasn't hit the UK's universities. In fact they have saved £1bn in three years.
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The Conservatives are campaigning on the idea that they have succeeded at reducing the UK's fiscal deficit. But deficit reduction has been an economic failure.
A tough course ahead.
The reforms required by Greece's bailout package are crucial to reviving its economy but politics could get in the way.
Impossible dreams: a Syriza rally in Athens.
After years of austerity, European citizens are organising resistance and voting against the politics of fear. Will they learn from Latin America's painful experience?
“Read my lips: lots more austerity”
David Cameron is going to have to defend his austerity record in the weeks ahead. Did he get it right?
The Greens are enjoying a surge in support.
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Syriza’s surge to power with a campaign against austerity has forced politicians across Europe to justify their economic policies. The UK chancellor was hot-off-the-mark to assure everyone that the Greek…
European markets have so far reacted cautiously to Greek anti-austerity party win.
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Syriza, in choosing to enter into coalition with the Independent Greeks, is sending a clear message to the Eurozone’s leaders: it is intent on challenging Greece’s debt repayments. So, some form of challenge…