The Treasury did a sterling job reducing expectations. The speech was a bit longer than billed but kept its focus. The big question is whether the Chancellor was right to stick with no Spending Review until 2019, argues Jill Rutter.
In the Government’s latest Brexit speech, David Lidington appealed to the Scottish and Welsh Governments to compromise on the EU Withdrawal Bill. But Akash Paun fears that agreement is now beyond reach.
Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for Brexit blurs — and sometimes crosses — a number of the Government’s red lines. But the small print means it is far from clear that his “bespoke” Brexit would be more negotiable with the EU than the Prime Minister’s, argues Jill Rutter.