The shadow chancellor's promises make electoral sense, but mean a lot of pain for the young and the poor.
The meltdown in Athens and the mistakes of the IMF.
It's hard to imagine many other countries putting up with a 25 per cent decline in GDP, a 26 per cent unemployment rate and 35 per cent salary cuts without a revolution and a public lynching of their elected officials.
Alexis Tsipras has conceded to all but minor aspects of Greece's creditors, but Berlin says it won't negotiate until after the referendum.
Greece has missed the deadline to pay €1.5bn to the International Monetary Fund, putting the country into arrears, while eurozone ministers refuse to extend its bailout.
The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has made a dramatic bid for a financial lifeline.
Rather than cutting the top rate, the Conservatives would be wise to reduce the burden on the poorest fifth.
While queueing at a cash point after hardly any sleep amid last night's drama, the Athens-based teacher Evel Economakis still believes his country will hang on in the eurozone.
Is Syriza simply looking to take Greece from a deal-making cliffhanger to plain-sailing for the middle classes who had stability and prospects before the crash?
There are principled and pragmatic reasons for the Chancellor to act in his first Budget of the new parliament.
Today’s figures are an exercise in muddying the waters – if you don’t like the answer, ask another question.
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