Tory chancellor George Osborne claimed “
As the winter weather hit today
In a rare moment of honesty Osborne said
He demanded that ordinary people work longer while giving more cash to his rich mates and announcing more cuts for the rest of us.
He put up the pension age and announced a new £3 billion in cuts for government departments.
There was hearty of gloating from the bungling baron over the state of the economic recovery.
Predictions from Osborne’s pet statisticians in the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) are good for the Tory backbenches. But they are worse than useless for seeing what is happening to ordinary people in the crisis.
At the time of Osborne’s first emergency budget in October 2010
Yet Osborne says this year “growth will be 1.4 percent. Next year
In terms of wage growth
Now they say wages are set to fall. In fact wages have been falling since the Tories came to office.
The brutal attacks on welfare continued with an extension to a limit on the social security spending. That will mean even more real cuts to benefits.
While saying he was cutting back on tax avoidance Osborne proceeded to announce new tax-avoiding scams for buying shares
He announced a freeze on the rates on businesses. And he gave out £1
He gave a £1 billion loan to construction bosses and halved taxes for fracking companies.
He confirmed that the government will expand free school meals to reception
Osborne just offered more of the same. More cuts for the poor and more gloating about recovery as the Tory toffs hand out cash and public services to their mates.