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Jolyon Maugham is a barrister who advised Ed Miliband on tax policy. He blogs at Waiting for Tax, and writes for the NS on tax and legal issues.
Far from getting a great deal for taxpayers, the Treasury will be the worse off in the long run, explains Jolyon Maugham.
The government's mission to close the deficit has been conducted with one eye open - because that's not the real mission.
The Conservatives have made a choice – to hand tax cuts to the rich – and balance the books on the back of the poorest.
Increasing the amount of money ringfenced for genuine investment, rather than further cuts to corporation tax, is a better idea, argues Jolyon Maugham.
Voting against further increases to the personal allowance would expose George Osborne's rhetoric for what it is.
Ed Miliband did well when appealing to broad principles and good policy - less so when acting from the crude politics of us against them.