Liz Truss keeps telling journalists there was no Office for Budget Responsibility independent assessment of the disastrous ‘mini Budget’ because one couldn’t be ready on time.
But it’s not true.
Here’s what the OBR told the SNP Treasury team.
Then the chancellor blamed the queen’s death for the mess he made of the budget. Now, I imagine that, like many other people, he must have been very upset by it.
But wait, if he was so upset that he couldn’t do his job, why didn’t he take a few days off from wrecking the economy? Also, why was he laughing at her funeral?
Incidentally, the aforementioned Braverman, who makes Patel look almost human, says that it is her dream to see, on the front page of the Telegraph, photos of planeloads of asylum seekers heading for Rwanda.
My dream would be to see a photo of the entire Tory government heading off in a plane. I don’t care where they go, just as long as they GO.
Scottish Independence hero, Ian Hamilton, has died aged 97.
The BBC said he was the man who “stole” the Stone of Destiny” from Westminster Abbey. This went down rather badly on Twitter, as you might imagine. The stone was Scottish and was stolen by Edward I of England in 1296. Ian and his friends repatriated it.
There is a film based on the story which is well worth watching if you can find a copy.
I have to say that one of my proudest moments as a blogger was when Ian, then writing a blog of his own, maybe 10 years or more ago, picked up on one of my articles and recommended it on his blog. I kinda felt I’d arrived.
Rest in Peace, Ian.
Apparently Charlie Windsor has poked his nose into legislation banning rent increases for the next 6 months. The legislation was put forward by the government to try to help people cope with the cost of living crisis.
Charlie can claim exemptions under Crown Consent rules. He has similar powers in Wales and England. The respective governments have little choice but to accept his interventions.
With the Sovereign grant and income from the Duchy of Lancaster (around £20 million pa) and all the money from farms and stables on private estates at Sandringham and Balmoral, you’d have thought that a person who is housed by the state free of charge in The Palace of Holyrood House, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle might have been prepared to forgo rent rises for his tenants for 6 months.
But then you should never underestimate the greed of the rich…