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So many of his Budgets have been revenue neutral. Yesterday’s, like the first one he authored, was not.
Including contributions from Paul Abbott, Louise Burfitt-Dons, Dr Simon Clarke, Natalie Elphicke, Mark Fox, John Glen MP, David Skelton and Zehra Zaidi.
We’ve sifted through the Office for Budget Responsibility’s latest forecasts, so that you don’t have to.
Tony Hall is challenged on the charge that, by covering the cost of free licences for over-75s, the Corporation has become an arm of the welfare state.
The Chancellor was haunted by the OBR’s initial forecasts of the last Parliament. Tomorrow’s Budget could end that.
Doing so could fund a substantial cut in National Insurance and wrest control of the green agenda away from the left.
Will he choose to keep motorists happy? Or will it be higher tax revenues? Signs are, it could now be the latter.
Plus: This week’s focus groups in Leamington and Dewsbury; and if the party leaders were singers, whom would they be?
The Daily Politics explores how markets reacted to the Budget by going to a market and asking people.
It will take time to spot any real trend in opinion – and longer still to see how it effects the campaign on the ground.
There weren’t many MPs in the House for Danny’s big moment, but they still managed to make plenty of noise.
What is it? The decision to establish a protected area around the Pitcairn Islands, revealed in yesterday’s Budget.
Brown did it too, and so did Chancellors before him. We ought to treat the official forecasts with greater caution.
As the election looms, the papers are shifting back to their political comfort zones. But the consensus is that Osborne has drawn some of the sting from Miliband’s attack.