There are only two things that really need to be said about Osborne's Autumn Statement.
By 2015, the deficit will still be £79 Billion. This from the chancellor - and party - that entirely nearly won an election by promising to "eliminate the deficit".
Debt, which the chancellor promised would be falling by the election, will be £198 Billion more than Osborne planned in 2010. It will be 80% of GDP by the election. It was 52% when Osborne took over
On absolutely every measure that is an abject failure that's caused untold suffering up and down the country.
The Red Cross are distributing food in the UK, the cost of living has risen while wages have consistently fallen.
Many things surprised and dismay me about politics, but the way we've ignored the total and utter failure of Conservatives through the ages to control debt and deficits whilst claiming Labour can't run an economy when ALL the evidence says exactly the opposite over decades totally mystifies me.
**If any Conservatives take exception to this, spend a few minutes here : http://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/uk_national_debt_chart.html