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Osborne decimating the State will finally trigger the resistance

Osborne’s central objective, he would have you believe, is to cut the deficit.   He has failed: the deficit he predicted would be £40bn this year turns out to be £100bn and, worse still, it is actually now rising because of the fall in the government’s income (tax receipts) brought about by his own policy of squeezing wages.   His other key concern is holding down and reducing taxes.   In this he’s succeeded: such reduction in the deficit as there has been is almost exclusively the result of cutting public expenditure and benefits, the only exception being the rise in VAT which hits the poor far harder than the rich.   In Osborne’s parallel universe the State is the residual item: it has to make do with what the first two principles leave over.  Indeed I would argue that the shrinkage of the State as a result of the first two strictures is not just an unfortunate side-effect, but the real latent objective of the whole exercise.
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