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The New Austerians

Britain is in the midst of a workers’ uprising. The return of austerity aims to kill it in its tracks.

Illustration by Thomas Hedger

‘Is austerity over?’ the Times asked the current Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in 2019, when he was running to replace Theresa May as Tory Party leader. ‘I think austerity is coming to a close,’ he replied, ‘but the need for financial discipline is never over.’ Three years later, Hunt was the hatchet-man for what has widely […]

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