“What I reject is the totally hyperbolic BBC coverage on spending cuts. I had all that when I was interviewed four years ago and has the world fallen in? No it has not.” (Guardian, 4 December)
No, Mr Osborne, your world—the world of a multi-millionaire Bullingdon Club inheritee—has not fallen in. The one million people who rely on food banks to survive might, perhaps, disagree with you.