Dodds, replying for Labour, claimed Johnson’s motto is “The buck stops anywhere but here”.
It is hard to see a Democrat who opposes the legislation courting the Left of the party and winning the Presidential nomination.
This fiscal rule would leave governments free to borrow for infrastructure investments – but day-to-day spending would be paid through your and my taxes.
Its failures begins with the machinery of Government – the core civil service itself. This must be fixed.
Downing Street may have briefed in advance that there’s no real comparison. But she will clearly play on it for all it’s worth.