If they want to succeed, they need to at least sound like an anti-system party.
A headache for Philip Hammond, a boon for John McDonnell.
The economic predictions don’t worry Brexiteers, but will they sway Remainers amid the uncertainty over revoking Article 50?
It’s hard to tell if the incompetence proves this document is fake – or real.
Most Corbynsceptic MPs are in the incoherent position of being against a party split, but against making the best of things either.
The party has appeared incoherent on a fiscal policy set two years ago.
The economic debate is moving towards Labour terrain, but the party won’t seize the advantage.
Old politicians tend to believe their own propaganda, and the former Chancellor is no exception.
Philip Hammond is trying to raise the question of which party would best bring about economic change. And the answer isn’t clear.
This was a budget targeted at rewarding and reassuring the top 15 per cent of earners.
The difficulty for Philip Hammond is that he also has to honour the other half of her conference promise: that debt will continue to fall as a share of GDP.