The Spectator

The week that was | 22 October 2010

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Here are some of the posts made at Spectator.co.uk over the past week.

Fraser Nelson ‘reveals’ that 1.5 million jobs will be created during the cuts, and sets out 10 points about the CSR.

James Forsyth says the cuts were not as deep as expected, and terms the MoD ‘not fit for purpose’.

Peter Hoskin brings back the meat from the IFS’ briefing, and finds the chart that may cause the coalition trouble.

David Blackburn notes that Andrew Mitchell has received an important visitor, and watches Ed Balls fire his first salvo at Theresa May.

Martin Bright urges the Cabinet to show its Big Society credentials.

Susan Hill bumps into one of her heroes at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.

Rod Liddle says the dole queues will be leaping for joy at the news that international aid is to receive a 34 percent budget increase.

And Melanie Phillips says that Britain is grovelling alone.