Web links for 30th May 2010
The Government's current economic policy, which seeks to rein in the deficit by making massive cuts in public expenditure, is justified on the basis that "we're all in it together". As the Financial Times' Saturday edition news item on the opening of a new Louis Vuitton shop in London aptly demonstrates, this is blatantly untrue. The rich are continuing to get richer, and by opting to cut public services for the poor and the middle classes rather than increase taxes on the rich, the Liberal Democrats are conniving in a further transfer of wealth from poor to rich. Like the shoppers at Louis Vuitton, they should hang their heads in shame.
Nick Cohen in the Observer raises important issues about China's labour rights record, and draws attention to the excellent China Labour Bulletin.