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IT'S official that Britain is back in recession. This double dip recession Double Dip Recession

When the gross domestic product (GDP) growth slides back to negative after a quarter or two of brief positive growth. In other words, a recession followed by a short-lived recovery, followed by another recession.
 has been caused by the disastrous policies of the coalition government which are wedded to the mantra 'austerity, austerity and more austerity.' Permanent austerity will condemn the British people to a huge amount of suffering as the welfare state and essential services go into crisis and decline.

Of course, there is an alternative to the politics of austerity which are being carried out at the behest of the very people who caused the financial crisis in 2007-8. Research by the Tax Justice Network reveals the UK's tax gap at a whopping pounds 120 billion!

This breaks down as pounds 70 billion for tax evasion, pounds 25 billion for tax avoidance and pounds 25 billion a year for tax paid late.

If this tax evasion by the super rich was dealt with then there would be no need to condemn millions of people to unemployment, poverty and declining public services.

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:May 1, 2012
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