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The Chancellor should resist the temptation to ease the path to June’s referendum and further his leadership ambitions.
The former Chancellor champions further reductions in the rate of spending and further tax rises – such as a hike in fuel duty.
He sees it as a way of supporting the economy through its times of need. But, politically and practically, it can also go wrong.
Cutting duty on wines and spirits has boosted revenue. So why shouldn’t the Chancellor serve up more reductions in next week’s Budget.
Including: fan charts and Brexit, sofas and mergers.
Labour aren’t going to restrain the Chancellor’s worst fiscal instincts. More than ever, the wonks, watchdogs and writers will have to step in.
Of course budgeting is about priorities: but the Comprehensive Spending Review decision seems short-termist and wrong.
Our usual summary of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s supplementary data.
The Chancellor’s move onto their territory in the Budget means the gap is, at least intellectually, far from unbridgeable for marooned Blairites.
A government isn’t elected just to administer the public sector, but to lead the nation.
The Government’s Direct Recovery of Debts legislation is not only poorly drafted but sets a terrible legal precedent that jeopardises ancient and fundamental rights.
“Every family is a winner if we become a country that lives within its means, if we keep the record rate of jobs growth going, and we have more opportunities…”
Plus: Greenhalgh impresses as only three candidates show at a hustings. Osborne’s minimum wage. And: Hunting – I don’t like posh people on horses killing foxes.
So many of his Budgets have been revenue neutral. Yesterday’s, like the first one he authored, was not.