The 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement: East of the M60’s Verdict

Praise for tax credits and police u-turn, but privatised schools, dastardly cuts and opposition party funding changes tell real story

Messrs Corbyn and McDonnell could claim a partial victory as plans to introduce cuts to tax credit payments have been scrapped. As well as criticism against the cuts by Labour and SNP MPs, 20 Conservative party MPs including David Davis (Howden and Haltemprice) were also against the plans.
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