It’s the traditions that make the Budget interesting. But today’s won’t be as traditional as you’d hope.
Today’s Times (paywall) reports the deteriorating financial health of Britain’s unions – in particular UNITE and the Public and Commercial Services Union. Mainly that’s down to job losses. But there are plenty more to come – and that’s before the growing campaign to end paid time off for public sector representatives hits home.
The right’s anguish over the dreaded end of the “special relationship” is getting ever more weird.
Matthew D’Ancona in the Evening Standard cites Barack Obama’s “banishing of the Churchill bust from the Oval Office” as one of those “small lapses of grace” which “maybe mean a lot”.
So has it come to this? The special relationship can [...]
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