Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Ed Balls: OBR forecasts show cost of living will continue to haunt Tories

Ed Balls has not had a good day. He has just given his post-autumn statement briefing, at which he argued that Labour had set the agenda for this statement with Ed Miliband’s energy price freeze pledge. He’s right, but as James explained in his blog, while Labour set the terms of debate for the autumn, the Tories have just set the agenda for the winter.

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