George Osborne’s recovery will create a personal debt bomb – but he was smiling because it won’t detonate until after the next election.
‘Investment in infrastructure’ is the buzz phrase, but with public funding falling, it’s the next generation who’ll pay for the costly PFI alternative.
Government discounts mean the promised new-build one-for-one replacement of homes bought under Right to Buy is as far away as ever.
IAIN DUNCAN STUPID
What hope for disabled people if the minister in charge of their benefits doesn’t understand the damaging changes to how they are assessed?
SCHMOOZING AS USUAL
Serco may be in the doghouse for overcharging the government on its prisoner tagging contract, but it’s still allowed to wine and dine MPs.
PLUTOCRATS TO THE RESCUE
Progress, the Blairite ‘party-within-a-party’, gets a cash boost from that traditional Labour source… the British Venture Capital Association!
CALLED TO ORDURE
Gavel Basher hears minister Ed ‘Lazy’ Vaizey drop a bollock while trying, and failing, to set out the government’s position on regulation of the press.