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Strikes

Today the Conservative government announced that workers’ strikes may only be held if they are backed by 40% of all eligible voters. This is the government which came to power after receiving the backing of 24% of all eligible voters.

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Austerity protests

So… two days after the general election we have protests. Conservative governments and protests have a long and rich history, but two days is pretty impressive. The Tories are in for a tough time and I think without the Lib

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Austerity

Austerity is a good idea for personal economics because your income comes from your job and is independent of your outgoings, so lowering your outgoings will always result in saving more money. This simple identity is probably why the idea

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More election thoughts

Wow, that was a rollercoaster. On the one hand I’m disappointed that Cameron and Osborne are still in power. I’m a software developer, I earn a decent wage, I might even be a couple of hundred pounds per year up

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We desperately need electoral reform

The Conservative support base is no bigger than it was in 2010. They are still getting ~37% of the vote, like they did in 2010, but they now have >50% of the seats. The fact that they’ve won so many

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