The key currency for the Autumn Statement will again be confidence.
Amid the gloom, one good news story isn’t enough and the Chancellor knows it. He must act to stem th
"George, you can't jazz tap your way to Number 10."
The Chancellor has framed the debate as an EU attack on British prosperity. This does not stand-up.
Benefits will not be raised in line with September inflation in order to cut fuel duty.
The Chancellor will no longer be able to wipe the slate clean and offer tax cuts.
Only Cyprus, Greece and Portugal have grown at a slower rate than the UK.
Ministers consider scrapping 3p rise in fuel duty after 110,000 sign e-petition.
Slower growth in 2011 is not due to the eurozone crisis; slower growth in 2012 will be.