Jeremy Hunt is right to focus on inflation, but a return to austerity is wrong

Give us a break

OUR concern for today’s Budget is that Jeremy Hunt could follow Liz Truss’ economic blunder with another just as serious but much longer lasting.

We hope he proves us wrong.

The Chancellor and Rishi Sunak rightly focus on inflation, as well as widespread cutbacks on any project not deemed essential

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The Chancellor and Rishi Sunak rightly focus on inflation, as well as widespread cutbacks on any project not deemed essentialPhoto credit: Simon Walker/10 Downing Street

The Chancellor and Rishi Sunak are rightly focused on inflation — eating away at our wages and savings at a catastrophic new rate of 11.1 percent, a 41-year high.

They are committed to reducing this and balancing the books following the mega spending of the Covid and energy bailout packages and Truss’s reversal of National Insurance surges. . . Incidentally, all three directives are supported by Labour.

Our concern, however, is that they are on the wrong track by planning a return to austerity – with additional taxes becoming a liability already at a 70-year high, plus widespread austerity and the scrapping of all growth-enhancing projects not considered considered indispensable.

Truss was ruthless in her rush to grow, but her goal itself was critical to our future prosperity.

Where projects never pay off, like HS2, throw them in the trash.

But just cutting all costs and hammering the public won’t work.

Our competitors know that.

We are probably already in a recession.

Mr. Hunt mustn’t squish green shoots in hopes the totals will add up.

There are years of stagnation along the way.

nation of terror

For years, Iran’s evil Islamist regime has spread its poison around the globe.

It finances and fuels terror.

It supplies Russia with drones that rain death on Ukraine.

At home, she executes those who protest against her oppression.

And MI5 says its tentacles have reached Britain, with hit squads plotting to assassinate dissidents or even British citizens.

Unlike its people, Iran’s rulers are a cancer.

But on Monday, England’s footballers will have to play against each other in our World Cup opening game.

Why?

Fifa should never have allowed Iran to wash its image in Qatar under such extremists.

enemy inside

HOW can the Tories rule when anonymous officials plan to take out cabinet members one by one?

Alleged transgressions leaked to Labor almost daily from sources speed dialing to the BBC and fellow newspapers.

Angela Rayner has called for the resignation of Dominic Raab, who is accused of bullying

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Angela Rayner has called for the resignation of Dominic Raab, who is accused of bullyingCredit: PA

This week’s target is Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, who is now the subject of allegations of bullying.

Labor’s Angela Rayner is not waiting for evidence.

Absurdly, she called for his resignation yesterday.

To them, “Tory scum” are guilty until proven innocent, and probably guilty even then.

Some of it sounds like idle Whitehall snowflakes mistaking a tough boss who demands higher standards for “a bully.”

But there’s no doubt that the leakers just don’t like the Tories and Brexit either.

Their mudslinging and undermining of politics smacks of a pro-Labour campaign

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