Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

How does George Osborne get away with missing his targets?

How does George Osborne get away with it? The Chancellor was asked this on the Today programme this morning, with John Humphrys needling him on the economic targets on debt and deficit that he set himself and asking whether if he could miss two out of three of those targets and potentially be on course to miss a third, ‘what’s a bloke got to do in your job to get the sack?’

Osborne repeatedly argued that there was more to do, saying ‘by our own measurements and the tests we have set ourselves..

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