US, UK, economic crisis

Cartoon on British economic and war policy

USA: Facing a budget shortfall of $20 billion dollars through fiscal year 2010-2011, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appealed to the federal government for more than $8 billion in aid: here.

British fire service faces downsizing and privatisation: here.

Conservative-run Essex County Council has signed an eight-year contract with computer giant IBM to supply and manage public services in the county: here.

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