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‘Britain faces historic crossroads’
Brendan Barber, TUC General Secretary
Brendan Barber, TUC General Secretary
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:34PM
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Britain faces either decline and depression, or recovery and renewal in a historically significant crossroads, Union chief Brendan Barber will tell TUC meeting in Brighton.


The Trade Union Congress (TUC) General Secretary will criticize the government’s spending cut policies which are driving the country into deeper recession.

The TUC chief will say in the conference that the UK is at a historically important crossroads: “In one direction is decline, depression and despair. In the other is recovery, regeneration and renewal”, he will tell the Congress according to British media reports.

“A Britain of stratospheric inequality, hopes denied for millions of our young people. Our society is becoming more fractured as benefits are cut for the poor and taxes slashed for the rich”, he will say.

Barber will be replaced by Frances O'Grady at the end of this year. O'Grady will be the first woman to lead the TUC organization in its 144-year history.

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