Archive of 20 October 2010

Is Britain ready for an age of austerity?

Spending review: The age of austerity begins

George Osborne has presented the comprehensive spending review (CSR) to parliament, opening the gates on the most devastating period of cuts in recent British history.

  • Margaret Thatcher has been taken to hospital 'as a precautionary measure'

    Lady Thatcher taken ill

    Margaret Thatcher was admitted to hospital last night for "routine tests" as a result of a condition which kept her from Downing Street on her birthday party.

  • Demonstrators during yesterday's protest in London

    Nationwide protests against cuts

    Protests against cuts went nationwide today, as the government prepared to announce unprecedented cutbacks to Britain's public services.

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