Theresa May has declared the end of austerity but that’s no guarantee it will happen

Gloomy MPs fear the PM will promise an end to cuts as Philip Hammond delivers yet more of them.

The Conservatives know they need to learn something from Jeremy Corbyn – they just can’t agree on what it is. For most MPs in marginal seats, and any minister in charge of a spending department, the lesson of Labour’s unexpectedly good result in the 2017 general election is that the voters are fed up with austerity and that the years of ever-shrinking budgets must end. This school of thought is well represented by vocal Tory backbenchers such as George Freeman, Nick Boles and Heidi...
source: New Statesman

2018-10-10 20:32
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