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Jeremy Hunt’s cautious Budget

9 March 2024

9:00 AM

9 March 2024

9:00 AM

Ahead of the Budget, Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt met MPs for drinks in the Prime Minister’s parliamentary office to try to temper expectations. The Chancellor informed those present that, while he is a low-tax Conservative, he is not a magician. Yes, lots of MPs want him to slash taxes to revive the Tories’ standing in the polls, but he can’t escape reality.

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