George Eaton reports on a new Ipsos MORI poll which shows that attaching George Osborne’s name to his economic policies actually reduces public support for them.
Kiran Stacey offers further analysis of the poll, explaining the factors which have shaped the historical unpopularity of chancellors.
Chris Dillow asks whether George Osborne has actually been a very fortunate chancellor, with productivity stagnation having prevented unemployment rising to a point where it would be inarguable evidence of his economic policies having failed.
Rupert Myers argues that Conservatives should support targeted increases in the minimum wage to show that they are a ‘party for all’.
Adam Afriyie explains how he is ‘prepared to be disappointed’ by the upcoming budget.