Articles by

Joe Bilsborough

Joe Bilsborough is a Tribune columnist. He is also a research assistant in economic history at the University of Southern Denmark.

Austerity – Just by Another Name

Yesterday's announcements saw Rishi Sunak cut £10 billion worth of planned spending from the UK economy. It might be a new form of austerity, but it is austerity nonetheless – and none of it is necessary.

Cash for Drones, Cuts for Workers

By proposing increases in defence spending alongside a pay freeze for workers, the Tories have exposed the lie that governments can't invest – and revealed their own priorities: war before well-being.