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Queen’s Speech: Overwhelming focus on the deficit is a mistake

25 May 2010, by Guest in Politics

Today’s Queen’s Speech contains important issues to welcome – restoring the state pension link with earnings, cracking down on high-risk activities in the City, and an extra push on green energy. Extending flexible working rights and further action to close the pay gap could also bring positive changes to UK workplaces.

But plans to scrap important initiatives to get young people into work, abolish key public bodies and throw public sector workers on the dole will only worsen the fragile economic situation.

The Government’s overwhelming focus on reducing the deficit, when ministers should be concentrating on restoring growth and halting rising unemployment, is a huge mistake.

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