George Osborne has a good degree in the arts, does he appreciate what the word ‘disabled’ means? Because by taking away the most vulnerable people’s walking sticks, specially adapted cars, and personal care he is literally disabling people.
These £4.4 billion of proposed cuts, used to fund a tax cut for the top 15% of earners, are not just a political failure, they are a moral failure. He is damning a whole class of people to much more restricted lives so that he can give higher incomes to a class of people who probably won’t feel a noticeable difference.
The Tories talk big on being against redistribution, but here they are, redistributing from those in greatest need to those in least need. Contrary to what the Tory press want you to believe, George Osborne is not a magnificent bastard. He is just a bastard.