Politics 5 December 2012 “Today I think is going to be the period in which [the Chancellor's] philosophy is blown out of the water” Business quote of the day. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML “Today I think is going to be the period in which [the Chancellor's] philosophy is blown out of the water” Chris Leslie, one of Labour's shadow Treasury ministers, tells ITV Daybreak that the chancellor is entering a period of reckoning on his ability to lead the country’s fiscal recovery. Ahead of the Autumn Statement today, George Osborne has said there is no “miracle cure” for the UK’s economic problems after missing his own targets on reducing the national debt and deficit. › India’s strange addiction to Switzerland A view to a Treasury. Photograph: Getty Images Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Jeremy Corbyn has found a vulnerable spot on Theresa May and trade Politicians are worried that their pensions are destroying the planet. Is yours? Nap Store: Where did all these new mattress start-ups come from?