Was anyone else watching the Budget today thinking what an earth did small c conservatives do to deserve the pro-China, Zero Covid zealot and arch remoaner Jeremy Hunt at the dispatch box delivering a high tax/big state budget that no one asked for, including his own party?
During last summer’s leadership campaign, where he was roundly and embarrassingly rejected by Tory members, High Tax Hunt claimed he was all for cutting the size of the state and taxes, including pledging to slash corporation tax to just 12.5p…
But now that he’s been installed by the globalist establishment, political blob and MSM in an anti-democratic coup that saw both Boris Johnson and Liz Truss deposed, he’s singing from a new hymn sheet.
Despite pleas from the true Conservatives in his party, there were no tax cuts today and corporation tax will soar to a crippling 25 per cent, damning us to a low growth future…
Jeremy Hunt has unveiled his Spring BudgetGB News
So what happened, Chancellor? What changed for you to go from 12.5p to 25p? Who is really calling the shots?
Well, we know from the Truss experiment what happens when you pursue a Britain First economic policy to challenge the economic orthodoxy.
So Sunak and Hunt are doing what the financial establishment wants them to do.
But at what cost to their own party?
What distinguishes the high tax/big state Tories from high tax/big state Labour party at the next election?
By the way, that’s not to say there were not some brilliant initiatives delivered by Hunt in the budget today.
Rebranding nuclear energy as environmentally sustainable is brave, bold and necessary in the deranged march to Net Zero.
Pension tax reform is long overdue.
And childcare reform has stolen much of the thunder from Robotic Reeves and Slippery Starmer who reluctantly endorsed the policy…But today’s budget failed to answer a much more fundamental question.
If Sunak and Hunt are committed to hiking taxes as part of a global system and making absolutely no real bid to cut the size of government and the state or reform our failing institutions like the NHS and BBC, then what is the point of voting Conservative at the next election?