The tax credits fiasco may be starting to their political toll if today’s brazen reverse ferret by George Osborne is anything to go by.
Some people might be a bit surprised that the Daily Mail — a newspaper which normally likes to support the police — has a front page story this morning excoriating and vilifying police chiefs:
A leading Tory Party think tank has warned George Osborne his tax credit cuts could discourage the lowest-paid from seeking work and told him the government needs to soften the cuts to help poor families.
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee — which scrutinises the value for money, efficiency and effectiveness of government spending — has slammed as “woefully inadequate” the number of prosecutions for offshore tax evasion by HM Revenue and Customs.
Oops. Looks like history was another subject Osborne wasn’t very good at: The Royal Mail was never private.……
With devastation set to hit Teeside in the wake of 1,700 job losses at the local steelworks, the credibility of the so-called ‘minister for the northern powerhouse’ has sunk to a new low after he claimed the issue was “not his responsibility” — despite also being an MP for the area.
George Osborne is spectacularly succeeding in his long-term strategy for growth. Just look at all the things he’s managed to grow since he took over as Chancellor:
George Osborne’s announcement on non-dom tax status is already being cast as the equivalent of Labour’s proposition from the general election (yeah, the one that was billed as “cataclysmic” by the Tory press).
Mischievous journalists trying to embarrass cabinet ministers on the finer points of local knowledge is tricky enough without unforced errors: We’ll start planning the transformation of Junction 6 of the M27 to reduce congestion #First100days for the South Coast — George Osborne (@George_Osborne) May 2, 2015
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