And where is the Chancellor himself, come to think of it? Has anyone seen him? Can you help?
Posts Tagged: Budget
They’re the taxes that are so dull and unfathomable that we don’t really notice them. And they’re raising many £billions.
Circumstances have conspired to prevent Britain discovering what unrestrained Osbornism would be like.
The seats being fought were last contested in 2012 after the Pasty Tax Omnishambles Budget.
Despite what the Chancellor would have you believe, it didn’t really raise an extra £8 billion in its first year.
Howard Flight: We simply cannot afford to carry on protecting spending on welfare, the NHS and schools
The Budget ducked the hard choices that need to be made.
We should unify all schools under one simple legal status. Opponents of reform are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
When more than 30 million of us regularly drink wine, why does the pub – not the wine bar – continue to represent political expediency?
More power and control must be devolved to Cabinet members if we are to see the improvement in the quality of government that is now plainly necessary.
This zinger of a departure is about social justice as well as EU membership – and his farewell letter is a missile aimed at Osborne’s character and conduct.
“I am puzzled and disappointed that you have chosen to resign.”
I am unable to watch passively…fiscal self imposed restraints that I believe are more and more perceived as distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest.”
Plus: Contrite Soubry. Ashcroft’s Party. The Chancellor’s forecasts and the OBR’s admission. P.S: Re those Clarke memoirs, I admit that I can’t wait to read them.
James Sproule: Osborne has posed problems for business recently. But this Budget was, on balance, good news.
Especially so for smaller firms and entrepreneurs.
Andrew Percy sounds confident that there will be sufficient Tory rebels to defeat the Government.