George Osborne’s “Poll Tax Moment” Just Destroyed His Chance Of Being PM

In what’s now being described as his ‘poll tax moment’, George Osborne’s catastrophic defeat in the Lords (again) of his flagship welfare policy leaves many questioning whether he has damaged beyond hope all the aspirations he had to reaching the top job and walking into 10 Downing Street one day. Undoubtedly, the tax credit reform (or should we just call […]

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Government Defeated In The Lords Over Tax Credits

The Government tonight has suffered a humiliating defeat of its flagship welfare reform policy as peers voted by 289 votes to 272 to delay tax credit changes until a full review and financial alternatives can be set up for the millions of tax credit claimants that were due to lose up to 10% of their income overnight in April 2016. […]

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“But The Conservatives Said…”

A phrase that I’ve heard a lot recently, particularly surrounding the tax credit changes (and again particularly surround child tax credits) is a variation of the ‘But The Conservatives Said….’ sentence. But the Conservatives said that they wouldn’t cut my tax credits But the Conservatives told me I’d be better off under a Tory government But the Conservatives said they […]

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BREAKING NEWS: George Osborne Confirms Details of ‘The Long Term Plan’

It’s so predictable what George Osborne as Chancellor was going to do – and he keeps on doing it.  Somehow, unfortunately, he along with Cameron managed to convince (read: deceive) the electorate about what they had done and what they were planning to do. For many of us, we saw this coming – but now George himself has kindly explained […]

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