No surprise that the Evening Standard has come out against Labour’s manifesto plans to raise taxes on millionaires like its editor George Osborne.
But what about this for an admission in the editorial:
“The Coalition government enacted a programme of austerity but claimed that key services such as the NHS and schools would be ‘ring-fenced’ — true in the strict sense that their budgets were not cut, but in practice they faced a prolonged freeze that meant they couldn’t do everything asked of them.”
To recap: that’s the editorial of the newspaper edited by Osborne admitting that the Government in which he was chancellor underfunded the NHS and schools.
And what’s weirder is Osborne writes about the Coalition like he is some sort of independent observer rather than the person who held the purse strings for the entire 5 years.
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) May 16, 2017
Osborne is either suffering from severe amnesia or the onset of remorse.
He could see a nurse – if his “prolonged freeze” hadn’t created a staffing shortage…