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Is Theresa May serious about ending austerity? Her hope is that it won’t matter

May will end not austerity, but middle-class austerity. The question is whether that's enough

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech at the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham.

Theresa May’s conference speech signalling the end of austerity no doubt came as news to those millions of people labouring under a decade of cuts to benefits, social care, education spending and the NHS.

After all, it is not the first time the end of austerity has been sounded—and still it has rumbled on, resembling not May’s unfulfilled pledge to tackle “burning injustices,” but David Cameron’s commitment…

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