Instant coverage and analysis as the Chancellor outlines plans to boost the economy, amid gloomy for
The Chancellor is set to borrow more than Gordon Brown planned.
The New Statesman warned in 2009 that Osborne had no plan for growth.
A programme funded by cuts elsewhere is an insufficient stimulus.
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.