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Oct 15, 2020 - The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (London)

Ten days ago Rishi Sunak made his bow towards past Tory values by reminding the nation it was his duty to balance the books.

That was before he unveiled a new series of bailouts, including a 65pc wage subsidy for workers on furlough in the highest tier Covid neighbourhoods.

Reality is that even if the Chancellor were to destroy Conservative prospects for ever with hefty tax increases, there is as much prospect of restoring order to the exchequer any time soon as sending an astronaut ...