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Andrew Gamble writing in Parliamentary Affairs in commented: []. Most macroeconomists now agree that the austerity programme pursued by the Coalition Government in its first two years was both too severe and unnecessary and set back the economic recovery which was underway in the first half of Instead of focussing on the long-term structural causes of increases in public expenditure, the current government have adopted glib and uninformed targets for reductions in overall expenditure. Rather than tackling a housing crisis or low pay they have introduced measures like the benefit cap and the bedroom tax.

Ben Chu, economics editor of The Independent newspaper, commented that: "Austerity, as practiced by Osborne, was essentially a political choice rather than an economic necessity, and the human costs have been huge". Economists Alberto Alesina , Carlo A.

The authors commented that the UK government austerity programme had resulted in growth that was higher than the European average and that the UK's economic performance had been much stronger than the International Monetary Fund had predicted. The United Nations carried out an investigation in led by Philip Alston , the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, into the effect of austerity policies in the UK. Peter Dominiczak political editor at The Daily Telegraph wrote that because spending on the NHS and foreign aid is ring-fenced, "other Whitehall departments will face savage cuts to their budgets".

The UK general election was contested by a Labour Party and a Conservative Party which had both committed themselves to austerity policies.

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Labour's then- Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling predicted that "two parliaments of pain" would be necessary to address the UK's budget deficit. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that Labour's plans implied a cumulative decline of The IFS also said that there appeared to be only a modest difference between the plans put forward by the two main political parties. At the end of the first full parliament under the austerity programme, the Labour Party and the Conservatives were deadlocked in the polls.

The Labour Party's manifesto proposed the less rigorous objective of reducing the budget deficit every year with the aim of seeing debt as a share of GDP falling by and achieving a budget surplus "as soon as possible". This would render the spending reductions proposed by the Conservatives unnecessary, according to some analyses. The UK general election was held almost three years earlier than scheduled under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act in an attempt to increase the Government's majority to facilitate the Brexit process.

The Conservative Party manifesto pledged to eliminate the deficit by the "middle of the next decade", [] an aim which the Institute for Fiscal Studies IFS said would "likely require more spending cuts or tax rises even beyond the end of the next parliament". A Labour spokesman said: "We will be using the changed parliamentary arithmetic to drive home the fact that the Tory programme for five more years of austerity will not go on as before.

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