The Truth By George
Sunday People|June 07, 2020
Osborne spills the beans over secret austerity
Keir Mudie

On telly quiz Tenable, Warwick Davis asked for the last ten Chancellors of the Exchequer, going backwards from Philip Hammond (it was a repeat).

The contestant got nine. I got eight. The answers are below if you want to have a go. No cash prize on offer, I’m afraid. Times are tough.

I only mention that fine game show because three of those answers popped up in Parliament this week, to give evidence to the Treasury Select Committee. Among them was George Osborne. You probably got him already – but the rest are pretty tough.


Anyways, I found myself in an extremely uncomfortable position while watching Mr Osborne. In fact, of all the uncomfortable positions in history, this one is right up there – I found myself agreeing with him.

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