The Chancellor was ready to be seen as heartless. He didn't count on also looking hopeless.
The Chancellor's claim that "800,000 new jobs" have been created since the election is a myth.
Nothing is surer to mute Tory complaints about the Chancellor than wild speculation about Vince Cable as the alternative.
The PM's plea for the world to "invest" is the cry of a desperate man.
The photographer on politics, the East End and his time as a debt collector.
The Chancellor appears intent on strangling one sector of the economy that is growing.
This was all so avoidable, and entirely predictable.
We are not doomed to slow growth or indefinite fiscal austerity.
The recession leaves the UK's AAA rating in even-greater danger.
The Lib Dems need to resist the Chancellor's short-term thinking.