DAILY MAIL COMMENT: A Budget to break the back of Middle Britain
If the Tory Party stands for anything, surely it is for the virtues of hard work, aspiration and prudence.
As all good Conservatives know, individuals spend their money more wisely than the State. And taxes are a necessary evil which should be kept to the barest minimum.
So it’s profoundly depressing that Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement defied each one of those fundamental principles.
Of course, the Mail understands the need to repair the public finances. After the astronomical borrowing binge during Covid, the global economic slump and higher costs fuelled by the war in Ukraine, our balance sheet is covered in red ink.
Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement defied core Tory principles
But it’s a…