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12 December 2012
Millions of families face another miserable Christmas, the sixth since the recession started in 2007, with little hope of things getting better
Instead of the recovery the Government inherited in 2010 the economy faces a triple dip recession due to the failed and futile attempt to deflate their way to growth says GMB
GMB commented on the unemployment figures released today 12 December.
Paul Kenny GMB General Secretary said " Millions of families face another miserable Christmas, the sixth since the recession started in 2007, with little hope of things getting better.
Instead of the recovery the Government inherited in 2010 the economy faces a triple dip recession due to the failed and futile attempt to deflate their way to growth.
The UK economy is going in the wrong direction with no growth and more debts. This is the exact opposite what Osborne intended. By contrast the USA, which stuck with the policies he inherited, has recovered and is growing.
Osborne has the economic nous as a stick of rhubarb.
Last week at the Autumn statement it became clear that Osborne is in denial with his claim that the economy is making progress and that the cuts are hitting people in a fair way.
He says that austerity will last till 2018 but he is likely to be sacked by the electorate well before then for stalling the recovery he inherited.
As to fairness last week Wandsworth Tory council is voting to end the meal on wheels daily delivery of hot meals to elderly, disabled and frail residents.
Of those who will no longer get a hot meal delivered, 3 are blind and can't open their door or a meal, 2 are partially sighted, 24 are mentally ill and not aware of time or days, 4 are mentally disabled, 5 have Alzheimer's, 13 suffer from dementia, 2 are profoundly deaf, 8 have mental health problem undefined, 17 are physically disabled and need assistance to open meal and 11 who are wheelchair bound unable to open door. This shows that the Tory pledge to protect the vulnerable is worthless.
The elderly will be asked to acquire pre-prepared meals from local supermarkets and heat them up in microwaves.
So Instead of a warm smile and a hot meal the elderly will get frozen food as the staff are made redundant.”