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False Economy research team launches independent news site

12 Apr 2016: Sentinel News will cover similar ground to False Economy, looking at the impact of funding cuts to health, education, care services and benefits
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A preview of our new iPad app: Cameron’s Dashboard

9 Jul 2012: The Prime Minister has commissioned a £20,000 ‘dashboard’ app for his iPad. We've made him a prototype for free.
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Coming soon … MPs Direct!

26 Mar 2012: Has your MP thought through the consequences of voting for legal aid cuts?
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Factsheet: 5 things you need to know about the legal aid bill

2 Mar 2012: The legal aid bill is the government's next legislative disaster-in-waiting. Read our essential factsheet.
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5 things you need to know… download our new factsheets

17 Feb 2012: Introducing our series of essential, no-nonsense guides – starting with the deficit and the NHS bill
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Crowdsourced research reveals strong opposition to disability benefit reform

9 Jan 2012: Freedom of Information-based research finds that Government misled MPs and Peers over hostility to disability benefit reform
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Our 10 most popular posts from 2011

30 Dec 2011: Our best-read posts from the last 12 months.
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We can’t go on like this. I’m cutting the NHS, not the deficit

30 Nov 2011: Yesterday's disastrous autumn statement showed that the government's cuts strategy is all pain and no gain.
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Fighting inequality: our patriotic duty

27 Nov 2011: Britain's wealth divide highlights the meaningless of government claims that ‘we're all in this together’
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Let’s work together – to get this single to number one

20 Nov 2011: Let's Work Together is released today by a group of music-loving public sector workers - let's get it to number one
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NHS: 3 great ways to lobby the Lords

5 Oct 2011: Tell the Lords what you think from the comfort of your computer – and then join the protest this Sunday 9 October.
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Osborne last October: “A steady recovery is under way”

6 Sep 2011: Last October Osborne boasted of a 'double dose of good news'. Now we face a double-dip recession.
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Video: Voices for the alternative

11 May 2011: In their own words: an excellent compilation of 26 March protesters' views.
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Stop demonising disabled claimants: an open letter to Richard Desmond

9 May 2011: You acted with generosity in sponsoring my daughter's hospital. Now it's time for your words to catch up with your actions.
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Video: Robin Hood Tax hits the road

12 Apr 2011: Robin Hood Tax campaigners are finding out about cuts across Britain. Their video dispatches bring home just what we are losing.
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“Today is a true reflection of society” – video report of 26 March

4 Apr 2011: Tells the story of one group of campaigners from Northampton who joined the March for the Alternative on 26 March.
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Video: A mother stands up for the NHS

1 Apr 2011: Quite simply one of the most moving and passionate defences of the NHS we've seen.
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Video: Cuts are not the cure

31 Mar 2011: A brilliant animation based on the arguments in False Economy's "Cuts are the wrong cure" section
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All Together for the NHS: Michael Moore sends a message of support

28 Mar 2011: Hot on the heels of the March for the Alternative, 1 April has been declared “All Together for the NHS” day.
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Video: It cuts both ways – alternatives to austerity

25 Mar 2011: Movie on alternatives to the cuts featuring Bill Nighy, economist Ann Pettifor, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien, UK Uncut and False Economy.
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TUC 60-second ad contest: And the winner is…

23 Mar 2011: This year's TUC's 60-second ad contest received a record-breaking 41 entries. Here are the winners.
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TUC 60-second ad contest: Just one cut

15 Mar 2011: There are some fantastic – and some fantastically bizarre – entries in the TUC 60-second ad contest
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Interview: Philip Pullman on saving libraries

5 Feb 2011: Author Philip Pullman filmed at Oxford Central Library this morning where he spoke at a read-in to oppose "spiteful and barbaric" cuts.
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Osborne crowned king of the tax dodgers

1 Feb 2011: We awarded George Osborne a giant jammy dodger after he was named top tax shirker in our online poll.
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Disability Living Allowance: The meanest cut of all

1 Feb 2011: Welfare is perceived as an easy target by this government, which willingly promotes the "benefit scrounger" stereotypes of much of the mainstream media.
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Cuts campaigns and the internet – a Netroots presentation

18 Jan 2011: Here is my Netroots UK presentation on using social media to challenge the cuts.
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Library closures: the full, infuriating picture

11 Jan 2011: If this map of cuts and proposed cuts to libraries doesn't make you angry, nothing will.
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Reflections on student protests and UK Uncut: 12 essential posts

30 Dec 2010: In the closing months of 2010, two events shattered the assumption that government cuts would meet little opposition.
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Video: a brilliant demolition of Osborne’s austerity economics

16 Dec 2010: Professor Mark Blyth explains why public debt is not the same as private in a short film that is both clear and entertaining.
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Vodafone website hijack

12 Dec 2010: Earlier today, campaigners noticed that Vodafone were running a competition through Twitter for the best tweet containing the hashtag #mademesmile...
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Disabled campaigners respond to scrapping of Disability Living Allowance

7 Dec 2010: Although government plans for DLA aren't making the headlines in the way that student tuition fees are, they deserve equal attention.
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Six videos of tax dodger protests from around the country

6 Dec 2010: Film of UK Uncut protests against Philip Green's Top Shop and other stores in Cambridge, Birmingham, London and Brighton.
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Come to our launch party!

1 Dec 2010: Join Captain Ska and his crew for the launch of False Economy and his bid for Xmas number one with his YouTube sensation Liar Liar.
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