NSC Licker Extraordinaire
- Jul 20, 2003
"In the spring the OBR said he could spend an extra £6.5bn and still have debt falling as a proportion of gross domestic product in five years’ time. The Resolution Foundation thinktank has predicted that could now be £13bn, although reports suggest it could be even higher."
So, instead of spending that £13bn on local services, reducing poverty, NHS, measures to benefit everyone, etc, etc - his first thought is.....
Reports going around that he's going to save money elsewhere by not increasing benefits for disabled people in line with September's higher inflation rate.