Analysis: Make the Tories suffer for the mismatch between rhetoric and reality on ending austerity
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray analyses the politics of the Budget – can the party of ‘the age of austerity’ really sell a new Corbyn-lite image?
THE Chancellor is increasing the deficit. That is the consequence of the £30 billion in new spending commitments to 2023-24 announced at today’s [29 October] Budget.
It’s not a big rise in the deficit, but the days of Osbornomics appear to be behind us. Not, though, the age of austerity, despite what Theresa May may say.