An awful set of front pages for the Chancellor

December 6, 2012 7:55 am

If the Tories thought the Autumn Statement would get an easier ride in the press than usual post-Leveson, they were sorely mistaken. Most of the papers have gone for critical front pages…

The only paper still openly backing the Chancellor on their front page this morning was the Express…

  • Gabrielle

    That picture from the Grauniad of Alexander, Osborne and Cameron laughing really is utterly repellent.

    I find it very disturbing that this bunch of inadequates seem to find (mis)running a country such a jolly jape. The words brewery, p*ss-up, and couldn’t run spring to mind.

  • Gabrielle

    I remember now why they were laughing. Ed Balls had stumbled over his words, as he has a speech impediment that he has to cope with. What *lovely* people ….

  • leslie48

    The Express headlines are saying his budget is full of cheerful things – interesting as it is often said they have quite an elderly readership – who relatively comfortably off have had a good budget in many ways. Unhappily the Mirror leads on another BBC celeb story – I wonder sometimes if things are as bad as they are painted by those of us on the Left. If things are really that bad for poorer families would we not see more complaints and bitterness; political anger seems mooted and ‘the consensus’ is that we have been giving too many tax credits to the ‘long term’ benefits receivers and discouraged mums and dads with many kids from really looking for work – even the antti – budget lady who featured on BBC news said on her estate she knew of people who just did not get up and go. I think we have to really think through these issues – we need a reality check.

  • NT86

    Ah the Express, that’s a a joke mag right? When even Tory papers turn on him as do the public Gideon can’t keep pointing the finger at Labour or the eurozone crisis.

    Just beggars belief that we’ll be stuck with this fool as Chancellor for another 2 and half years minimum. There’s still towels that need folding at Selfridges.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Graeme-Hancocks/1156294498 Graeme Hancocks

    The picture of those three creeps – Alexander, Osborne and Cameron – laughing at someone because they have a stutter shows what a repellant bunch they are. Labour should use that picture at the next election.

Latest

  • Comment Afghanistan was a waste of life and money. Our politics won’t recover until we recognise that

    Afghanistan was a waste of life and money. Our politics won’t recover until we recognise that

    It’s happened many times before. The union flag is pulled down surrounded by anxious British soldiers. They hope the ‘natives’ they’ve handed power to will hold on to a British-friendly kind of order, but are desperate most of all to get home safely. The plaques recording the lives and deaths of fallen comrades are unscrewed and packed up, and a patch of desert goes back to dust. The British military say they have confidence in the Afghan army to hold […]

    Read more →
  • News Government must pay £1.7 Billion sum to EU, say LabourList readers

    Government must pay £1.7 Billion sum to EU, say LabourList readers

    Last Friday, news broke that the EU had recalculated the UK’s contributions to the supra-national organisation – and many people did not react well to discovering we owe another £1.7 billion. It was an “unnacceptable cash grab”, according to Mark Ferguson and new Shadow Europe Minister Pat McFadden voiced his displeasure at how the EU had gone about presenting the bill. Katharina Klebba, meanwhile, said that although this resembled a “bull-in-a-china shop mentality”, it was up to Labour to do […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Remploy – a year after the last closure

    Remploy – a year after the last closure

    A year ago today the last Remploy factory officially shut its doors. That was a sad day for me and thousands of other working people across the country. Since I left school at 16 I’d worked at Remploy Sheffield, starting out work as a welder and in recent years representing fellow workers as a GMB trade union convenor. For a lot of us at Remploy, the factories offered secure employment, the dignity of work and a workplace that understood our […]

    Read more →
  • News Scotland Miliband tells Scottish Labour: “We face a tough fight but no tougher than the fights we have faced in the past.”

    Miliband tells Scottish Labour: “We face a tough fight but no tougher than the fights we have faced in the past.”

    Ed Miliband is at the Scottish Labour Gala Dinner this evening. The atmosphere in the Scottish party is understandably tense following the resignation of Johann Lamont this week, and a poll today which shows the party are 29 points behind the SNP.  Miliband was speaking after Anas Sarwar – who used this evening’s Gala Dinner to announce that he’s standing down as Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour, triggering a Deputy Leadership election. The Labour leader was seeking to rally the […]

    Read more →
  • Featured Scotland Anas Sarwar steps down as Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour

    Anas Sarwar steps down as Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour

    Anas Sarwar has announced he’ll be stepping down as Scottish Labour leader. Speaking at Scottish Labour’s Gala Dinner, Sarwar – who had previously refused to be drawn on whether he’d resign from his post – told attendees at tonight’s dinner that he was triggering a Deputy Leadership contest that will run alongside the leadership contest, but would stay on as interim leader until December 13th. Before tonight’s dinner, he told the Daily Record: “After thinking about it long and hard over […]

    Read more →