We are in desperate need of a recovery plan. But the Treasury has gone missing | Gordon Brown | Opinion

When a crisis hits, effective governments do two things. The first is obvious: they deal with the immediate challenge. The second is harder: they anticipate the fallout and then set about working

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Rightwing thinktanks call time on age of austerity | Politics

Britain’s leading free-market thinktanks, which backed Margaret Thatcher’s tax-cutting and privatisation agenda and sanctioned the last 10 years of austerity, have lent their support to the government’s plans for unprecedented and sustained

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Budget 2020: Boris Johnson chairs cabinet ahead of Rishi Sunak’s first budget – live news | Politics

It’s budget day, but never in living memory has a budget felt so cursed. Originally this budget was provisionally scheduled for the last week of October 2019, with Sajid Javid planning to

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