Cuts! Cuts! Cuts!

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As the latest wave of economic insanity created by right-wing economists creates a mania for cuts and the creation of unemployment in the UK and across Europe the TUC has launched Cuts Watch.

Follow it here.

My small contribution today was an appearance on the Jeremy Vine show arguing that there was no such thing as a non-job but if there was being a highly paid DJ for the BBC must come a pretty close run thing to being one.

The reality, of course, was I wasn’t arguing for Jeremy to lose his job. I’m arguing that all jobs are real jobs – in business and the private sector – until someone decides they aren’t.

And right now, with no private sector alternatives available George Osborne’s decision to cut is one to create the ultimate no-job; being unemployed.