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Frances O’Grady: The UK needs the ambition of Biden’s $1.9tn stimulus plan

The head of the Trades Union Congress, Frances O’Grady, has called for a “Biden boost” for Britain’s Covid-battered economy, along the lines of the US president’s ambitious $1.9tn (£1.4tn) stimulus plan. In an exclusive interview with The Independent to mark the anniversary of the job-protecting furlough scheme, which she played a key role in constructing, Ms O’Grady said: “We need the ambition of the US scheme but also the values. “It’s not just morally right; it’s economically literate. If I’ve learned anything in life, if you give to the rich, they’ll hold on to the money. If you give to...
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