Notwithstanding the photoepilepsy-inducing graphics, this video setting ideological cuts against comments from economists David Blanchflower and Joseph Stiglitz, is well worth a watch on the day that Dr. Osborne will amputate billions from public spending:

Writing on Comment Is Free this weekend, Blanchflower repeated that these cuts are “dogma over common sense”. Slamming the axing of the Future Jobs Fund and guarantees of work or training for the long-term unemployed, he said:

It is quite clear the vulnerable are going to pay for this government’s incompetence. Nick Clegg and his lot have sold their souls for power, and this is not what they stood for at the election.

This budget won’t be one for the squeamish (or Simon Hughes).

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