James Forsyth

A front page monstering for the Budget

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Jeremy Paxman has just rattled through the front pages and they are all bad news for Labour. The Daily Mail’s headline is the rather droll ‘Alistair in wonderland’. The Telegraph blasts ‘The return of class war’. The Guardian’s has ‘Darling’s great squeeze’. The FT's is 'Darling gambles on growth'. The Sun lists the bad economic news and has a headline about how 'At least it's sunny'; appropriately it is meant to rain this Sunday. The Times has the wonderful double—or is it triple—entendre, ‘Red all over’. The Independent highlights the breach of Labour’s manifesto promise not to change income tax rates with the line ‘That’s rich!’.  The Daily Express’s front page is simply, ‘They’ve ruined Britain’.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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