But then the package may be just what the Tories and Tory-Lite want. And clearly they are very happy with what it will do to the various sectors of society:
Some key highlights:
- Below inflation rise in benefits (that's a cut in real terms). Rather than creating jobs and protecting the vulnerable, they are pushing poverty as if it were a good thing for the masses
- No rise on fuel duty. Stuff the planet! I would have put fuel duty up and made sure that money went directly into investment in public transport
- More people into the 40p tax rate. Surely better to properly tax those on £100k first?
- Corporation tax down by 1%. Why? What about the tax avoidance? Go after Starbucks, Amazon and others.