Jill Rutter

The real problem is George Osborne’s attitude to budgets

The government’s reaction to Monday night’s vote on tax credits was to institute a review of the Lords’ powers. The temptation to take a swipe at those who had thwarted them is understandable. But the real problems lies less with the Lords than the way we make budgets.

The day after his July budget, the Chancellor was lauded by many.

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