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It’s easy to see why the prime minister felt the need to provide some reassurance to his party’s traditional supporters, who believed the Conservatives stood for a small state, free enterprise and sound public finances. Johnson has nationalised the railways, is paying the wages of about a third of the workforce and is on course to borrow more this year than any other prime minister in peacetime. If Corbyn had announced that he was prepared to take a stake in strategically important companies to stop them going bust, Johnson would have been the first to accuse the former Labour leader of “picking winners”. In a Covid-19 world, it is what the government does, if more out of necessity than conviction. … [Read more...] about Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget will be the most leftwing in years. Can Labour capitalise?
Maitlis came to the BBC in 2001, initially as the main presenter of the revamped BBC London News, before joining Newsnight. She became the programme's political editor in 2012, briefly, before moving into full time presenting for Newsnight and working on much of its US political coverage. … [Read more...] about BBC head of news Fran Unsworth says Emily Maitlis’ anti-Dominic Cummings rant on Newsnight ‘did not belong in an impartial broadcast programme’