George Osborne’s policy is all about a long-term political plan for himself, not the country, says Tommy Sheppard
So farewell then IDS. The former welfare secretary has resigned accusing his government of unfairness and leaving its Budget plans in disarray. He’s right, although you wonder why he chose this moment to go having presided over so many cuts in the past. Is it perhaps more to do with mortally wounding Osborne’s ambitions to lead the Tory party than a sudden sense of compassion?
Read the full article in the Edinburgh Evening News
Four weeks ago I was worried about writing this column on the eve of the last major parliamentary debate on Brexit. Anything could have happened, rendering my speculation obsolete by the time you read it. I shouldn’t have fretted. Anything could have happened but nothing did.
Here I am again. Groundhog day. It’s Tuesday. There’s a big debate tomorrow.
Tuesday. Another day spent discussing Brexit. Another day of my life I’m not getting back.
We are no further forward. As the clock ticks down to exit it’s only fair to ask: What the hell is Theresa May playing at?