Commenting on the news that the UK economy is back in recession, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
"This is worse than expected. There has been no growth over the last year, and the economy is 0.5 per cent smaller than six months ago.
"Austerity isn't working. The government should look across the Atlantic and follow President Obama's alternative that has reduced unemployment and brought growth back to the USA."