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GMB On 2.5m Unemployed

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

2.5 Million Jobless In The Sixth Year Of Recession Is A Direct Result Of The Coalition's Economic Policy Choices Says GMB

If the Government had stuck with Alistair Darling’s spending plans the UK economy, like the US economy, would now be recovering with more jobs and borrowing and the deficit would be falling says union.

GMB commented on today’s (17th July) figures from the Office for National Statistics showing UK unemployment of 2.51 million in the three months to May 2013.

Paul Kenny said "mass unemployment of over 2.5 million shows the scale of the waste of human talent that continues into the sixth year of this recession is a direct result of the coalition's economic policy choices.

If the Government had stuck with Alistair Darling’s spending plans the UK economy, like the US economy, would now be recovering with more jobs and borrowing and the deficit would be falling.

Maybe the electorate will ignore these serious and costly policy mistakes but I doubt if it will do so. It is likely that the government will be punished at the ballot box for the waste of human talent that is a direct consequence of unnecessarily delaying the recovery from recession."

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Contact: Kamaljeet Jandu 07956 237 176 or Martin Smith 07974 252 722 or GMB press office 07974 251 823 or 07921 289880

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