This was George Osborne’s Bingo Budget

Not only did it include a halving of bingo duty, designed to appeal to Robert Halfon’s ‘working class Tories’, but listening to the Chancellor’s statement felt like a game of bingo in itself, as we crossed off all his favourite catchphrases. “We will fix the roof when the sun is shining”; “long-term plan”; Britain “earning …

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Labour’s fight for the United Kingdom begins in earnest this week

Six months from today voters in Scotland will go to the polls to answer the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?”. Whilst that milestone will understandably prompt a wave of comment from UK media columnists, it perhaps obscures a development of more substantial importance in the referendum campaign today. After two years of deliberations, the …

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