Tim Montgomerie, Conservative Home, posts on what he considers are ten benchmarks on which to judge today's Budget, including:
"I exclude international development from this category. Our responsibilities to the poorest and hungriest people of the world must always come first."
"Charities need to be protected from tax rises as much as possible as they prepare to play a leading role in the building of social alternatives to state welfare."
Where to start?
Responsibility to our own 'kith and kin' takes precedence Mr. M before we start resolving the problems of other countries.
Charities? What charities might that be? Those 'fake' charities whose income is mainly through government grants and who spend their time forming government policy?