Monday February 17, 2020

Osborne goes full Tory with a vengeance

The British budget shows what happens when the Conservative Party has a majority: it openly favours the wealthy and increases inequality

12th July, 2015

Sometimes politics makes it too easy for cartoonists. For a cartoonist, last week’s British budget was a bit like throwing a beach ball at someone holding a tennis racket. Sure, they knocked it out of the park, but it was all a bit too easy.

So stereotypically Tory was this budget, reading it made me want to wear pinstripes. Seriously. Welfare cuts for the poor, tax breaks for the rich. Unalloyed, Thatcherite trickle-down...

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