The pressure mounts on Osborne’s tax credit plan
Me for @TheTimes: Cameron must choose. His one nation mission or cuts in tax credits http://t.co/cPIc5UzO7M pic.twitter.com/mLxSYFsSPf
— Tim Montgomerie ?? (@montie) October 18, 2015
Remember that George has turned before
The headline on Tim Montgomerie’s piece for tomorrow’s Times and his Tweet say it all. The pressure is building for a U-turn.
Let’s recall what happened in the aftermath of Osborne’s 2012 “Omnishambles budget”. A whole series of measure from the so-called granny to the pasty tax all got “refined” in the weeks after the budget. For a while it damaged Osborne but over the past three years he’s staged a remarkable recovery.
I think he’ll change over this one.