Tories revolt over Osborne’s Brexit ‘punishment’ budget | Politics | The Guardian

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English: George Osborne MP, pictured speaking on the launch of the Conservative Party manifesto for the 2009 European Parliament elections, at Keele University. (805×1207 px, 283,711 bytes) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Guardian reports that Conservative Party rancour is growing as 65 MPs defy chancellor in move that signals scale of difficulties that David Cameron will face after referendum.

Source: Tories revolt over Osborne’s Brexit ‘punishment’ budget | Politics | The Guardian

With financial markets around the World falling because of the Brexit threat, there is another way of looking at this story – look at the damage that the Conservative right wing have inflicted on the UK? Not only is financial wealth eroded but taxes will need to rise to mitigate the damage done by Brexit. Throw in eye-watering austerity to the public sector and the alarm bells are loud and clear.

I have never been a great supporter of George Osborne, as regular readers of this blog will know. For me, he’s been too light on economics and too big on dogma. BUT I firmly believe that Osborne is right to signal the enormous risks and mitigation with an emergency budget.

The Brexit leaders have consistently refused to set out financial plans and risk mitigation for fear of causing alarm and losing votes.

Amazingly, Osborne is now hated on both the right and left of UK politics.

Reflecting on the post Brexit political world, I wonder if we’ll see breakaways in both the Conservative and Labour Parties? Perhaps, we could well see the left of the Conservative Party uniting with the left of the Labour to form a new unity government?



UK referendum: Campaign scorecard – POLITICO

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For an outstanding snapshot of the Brexit debate Politico provides a weekly round-up. It analyses who’s up, who’s down and questions whether David Cameron should be panicking yet?

Source: UK referendum: Campaign scorecard – POLITICO

In case you are new to this blog. I’m a passionate European and favor Remain and my colleague, friend and fellow blogger John Gelmini is equally passionate in favor of Brexit. No doubt we’ll continue blogging after the Brexit referendum but I wonder if the Conservative and Labour parties will ever be the same?