How does he square it? (Geoff McCarron)
So Alistair Carmichael is a fan of George Osborne’s budget, saying: “The Liberal Democrats have always maintained that it is only right that those with the broadest shoulders pay their fair share of tax.”
Commendable rhetoric, but how does he square this statement with the fact that thanks to Osborne’s rank stupidity, pensioners see a tax break taken away from them, and a footballer like Frank Lampard, for example, finds himself better off by about £28,000 per month?
George Osborne is a product of expensive public schools, and is an Oxbridge graduate, so I’m guessing he won’t have to choose between eating or keeping warm this winter. Well educated he may well be, but he is a well-educated fool, and the treacherous curs that the Lib Dems are would be well served to remember this before the next election.