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We could just abandon some of our costlier spending commitments — for instance, the triple lock, or having a navy. But I’m assuming that when Tories talk about shrinking the state they have weight-loss in mind not amputation.
Pity poor Hunt, facing the most miserable in-tray ever to greet a Tory Chancellor when even rising to the challenge will benefit only Starmer.
Precisely what does Johnson think was wrong with the 2010-2018 deficit reduction agenda? Who knows? The Tories don’t have a clear economic story.