The desecration of Stonehenge shames this government

12 Mar

It looks very likely that Rishi Sunak has delivered a genuinely historic budget — one that will still be remembered and execrated in a thousand years time. Its infamy will owe nothing to the impact it may have had on preparations for Brexit, or the coronavirus crisis, or Tory electoral prospects, ephemeral concerns that will […]

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Fresh Faced Rishi’s Warning Against Excessive Borrowing & Spending

11 Mar

Rishi’s response in 2015 to then Chancellor George Osborne’s budget, was when he first caught our eye, here are some wise excerpts: “… under this Government, Britain will live within its means. No more irresponsible borrowing. No more spiralling debt at the taxpayer’s expense. No more passing the debt to the next generation. I was […]

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Big State ‘One Nation Toryism’ is Back

11 Mar

The headlines will focus on the £30 billion debt-fuelled stimulus package, “only” £12 billion of which is in response to the coronavirus. The coronavirus gives cover for the big state ‘One Nation Toryism’ that many in Downing Street have always wanted. Dominic Cummings is not a tax-cutting, free market loving, state shrinking, right-winger. Was Britain […]

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Budget Live

11 Mar

Stick with Guido for live updates of Rishi’s budget announcements. Stay tuned… 12.30 – Coronavirus Rishi turns immediately to Coronavirus, saying “we will get through this together” COVID-19 will cause a temporary disruption to the economy; on the supply side, up to 20% of the working population may be off work at any one time. Consumer […]

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Tory voters say no to ‘Singapore-on-Thames’

11 Mar

The buzzphrase of the 2019 general election was the Red Wall — a set of parliamentary constituencies in the North of England and Midlands which historically supported the Labour Party. This was Labour’s heartland, seats it could almost always rely on to provide the core of its parliamentary support — especially since it lost Scotland […]

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