Autumn Budget Review: the beasts behind the bravado

Some good analysis of yesterdays spending review from John Ward’s great blog, “The Slog”

The Slog.

Three bogus elements in today’s announcements explained

It’s amazing what a bit of ringing around can reveal. Herewith an interesting summary of the yarns doing the rounds in Fleet Street, Westminster and Brussels tonight following the Draper’s latest attempt at turd polishing:

That overseas aid budget increase Despite the seeming lunacy of austerity-strapped Bighty now spending more on overseas aid than on the police – facing as we allegedly do mass beheadings from the invincible hordes of ISIL barbarians – the aid increase represents making good on the bribe we must pay to Commonwealth colleagues….in return for various deals involving arms, financial services, military training and administrative help.

That whopping sum of money suddenly given to the NHS Another example of Machiavellian desperation, it seems: Jeremy Rhymeeng-Slange has been caught unready as yet to persuade the indefatigable British public that the NHS needs to be burnt to the ground, and…

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