“No gimmicks,” said Britain’s Chancellor ahead of his final budget before the May General Election.
With opinion polls showing the Conservatives and opposition Labour neck and neck George Osborne took the opportunity to tell the nation he believed his economic stewardship was working. Britain is walking tall again he told the House and can continue to do so under his policies.
“Today I can confirm in the last year we have grown faster than any other major advanced economy in the world, no unfunded spending, no irresponsible extra borrowing for no short term giveaway can ever begin to help people as much as the long term benefits of a recovering national economy,” he said.
George Osborne claimed living standards in the UK had risen in the last four years with ordinary families around 1,000 euros better off and said under his government 1,000 jobs have been created every single day.