UK Enters Double-Dip Recession

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UK government data indicate that it has suffered back-to-back quarters of negative economic growth - which means a double-dip recession is now official in Britain.

Britain has sunk back into recession, its first double-dip downturn since the 1970s, piling pressure on the government to soften its austerity drive.

GDP unexpectedly shrank by 0.2% between January and March, following a 0.3% contraction in the fourth quarter of last year, according to the Office for National Statistics.

One wonders if their austerity program was a good economic decision. The U.S., which instead implemented a stimulus package, is expected to grow 2-3% this year. Time will tell.

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Dr. Alex B. Berezow is an associate editor of RealClearWorld. He specializes in European affairs.
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