The Chancellor will [soon] deliver his eighth budget. He will be six years into his job. We already know that in almost every paragraph there will be a reference to “Labour’s recession”/”clearing up Labour’s mess”/”13 years” All designed to deflect from his own choices and decisions and to put the focus back on the last Labour government.

But we also have to expose this Chancellor’s record AND make it stick. And on the Chancellor’s record, it’s this second bit, the making it stick, that we have struggled with since 2010. Its not for want of trying or lack of effort. But before you can successfully expose a record, you have to wait for there to be record. And you have to allow for a long enough period of time to let the Chancellor do what he said he would; for him to succeed or fail on his own terms. (Even if politicians don’t want to do this, the British public do). But the Chancellor has now been in his job for long enough, he is failing on his own terms, and we finally have an opportunity to not only say it (loudly, and on repeat) but to make it stick.

Read more: After Next Week’s Budget, We Must Expose the Chancellor’s Record and Make It Stick | Shabana Mahmood

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