Osborne brings in a National Living Wage…

Just now in the budget speech… And I have to say it was rather quiet on the Labour and SNP benches opposite. Although as Torcuil points out…

… the message will be the same: no need to vote Labour any more: the one nation, liberal Tories have hit town… It takes care of a major plank in at least one of the contenders for the next Labour leadership…

But, hey, seriously? Where is the anti austerity platform when the pro Austerity party starts calling an end to austerity in the national budget (and at the beginning rather than the end of its guaranteed five year term)?

[Knuckle under and suck it up as best you can? – Ed]

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