Despite the political riskiness of such a move, the 50p tax rate will be scrapped in this week's Bud
The Chancellor should look again at the merits of property taxes.
The Chancellor's old tactic is now a reminder of his failure.
The economy grew by even less than thought in 2011. But there is an upside for Osborne.
The Lib Dem leader has set the terms of pre-Budget debate and put the Tories on the defensive.
Strong borrowing figures put Osborne on track to beat deficit forecast.
A credit downgrade would have little effect on the ability of the UK to borrow.
With Britain's credit rating on negative outlook, the Chancellor's reputation is on the line.
The long-term cost of high unemployment to individuals and to society is huge.
George Osborne has been hoisted by his own petard.