By Nick Faith - 06 December 04:17
Littered throughout the speech were references to northern towns and how they will benefit from the coalition's policies.
By Richard Morris - 06 December 03:21
This recovery runs to a traditional Conservative narrative - harsh medicine applied by a single-minded Chancellor.
By Andrew Harrop - 06 December 10:03
The Chancellor's ideological cuts are but one route to sound public finances. Alternatives, centred around investment, are available.
By George Eaton - 06 December 08:41
The first poll on the Autumn Statement shows that voters agree with Balls that Osborne is "in denial about the cost of living crisis".
By James Plunkett - 05 December 05:07
Inequality is a more important explanation than rising employer costs for why the wages of the typical worker have fallen behind GDP.
By George Eaton - 05 December 03:55
Minutes after the Chancellor declared that the UK was growing "faster even than America", US growth was revised up.
By Rafael Behr - 05 December 02:53
Both Miliband and Balls know they need to do more if people are going to be persuaded to put them in charge of public money.
By New Statesman - 05 December 02:18
"We know they’re not very good at shooting badgers...they're not very good at shooting other people’s foxes either."
By George Eaton - 05 December 01:12
The Chancellor boasted of higher GDP and employment, but the living standards squeeze is set to continue.