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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.
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.