We are told that austerity has triumphed and that the British economy is running full steam ahead. The reality is more alarming.
The Tories claim austerity saved the country from disaster. But Osborne's neoliberal right economics drew on discredited theories - and ultimately scuppered growth.
This is Europe’s choice.
If a government has to cut its spending, it is much better to tax the rich than starve the poor.