"We know they’re not very good at shooting badgers...they're not very good at shooting other people’s foxes either."
The Chancellor boasted of higher GDP and employment, but the living standards squeeze is set to continue.
Minute-by-minute coverage of the Chancellor's announcements and the OBR's new forecasts.
The Chancellor should use his Autumn Statement to reward families on modest incomes who have quietly endured squeezed living standards during austerity.
Including, when will living standards start to rise, will there be new money for the NHS and how much more austerity is Osborne planning?
Rather than using the forecast structural surplus to pay down the national debt, the government should invest it in science, skills and childcare.
The Autumn Statement was never meant to become a "second Budget" but Osborne has made it one. And the Treasury Select Committee is right to say so.
Disability campaigners accuse Osborne of misleading the public over his welfare cuts.
Sixty per cent of welfare cuts made in this parliament will fall on the working poor.
The small print shows that the economy will shrink in the current quarter and that unemployment will rise next year.