Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

Blog Archive 2010

Michael Dugher has been asked to write a regular political column for the Labour Uncut website.  In his first piece for the website, Michael argues that the main danger with the Labour leadership election is that the candidates become too inward-looking. 

Michael Dugher to write political column for Labour Uncut

Michael Dugher has been asked to write a regular political column for the Labour Uncut website.  In his first piece for the website, Michael argues that the main danger with... Read more

Michael Dugher MP has written the Diary of the Week column for the Total Politics magazine.  You can read it on the Total Politics website.

Total Politics Diary of the Week

Michael Dugher MP has written the Diary of the Week column for the Total Politics magazine.  You can read it on the Total Politics website.

IN my maiden Commons speech, I referred to the coalition Government’s programme for massive, immediate cuts in public spending as “not new politics, but old economics”.

In the 1930s, a global economic crisis quickly turned into a Great Depression thanks to the response from governments across the world. Nearly a century later, the same mistakes are being repeated with the Budget.

While being interviewed this week, my fellow Yorkshire MP, Ed Balls, quoted Keynes, who saw at first hand the mistakes of the 1930s. Keynes blamed “mad men in authority, listening to voices in the air” for introducing the kind of deflationary spending cuts that suppressed demand in the economy and sustained the slump. Keynes argued that when markets and the private sector fail, governments can use their power to increase demand, and thereby promote growth and jobs.

Osborne is making the mistakes that could lead to a new great depression

IN my maiden Commons speech, I referred to the coalition Government’s programme for massive, immediate cuts in public spending as “not new politics, but old economics”. In the 1930s, a... Read more

Labour Uncut has published a piece by Michael Dugher MP on the Strategic Defence Review. Read the article below, or click here to see it on Labour Uncut.

Michael Dugher on the Strategic Defence Review

Labour Uncut has published a piece by Michael Dugher MP on the Strategic Defence Review. Read the article below, or click here to see it on Labour Uncut. Read more

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