At 45 minutes long and delivered at the gallop this Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was more political theatre than statement.
WikiLeaks has given us an intriguing insight into how George Osborne was effectively barred from a conference speech in 2008. All because Conservative party bosses thought his public speaking voice was too high-pitched, hence no conference speech.
Emergency. Unavoidable. Progressive. The Chancellor’s words to describe this very first George Osborne Budget speech yesterday in the House of Commons.