Back in 2010, we were told that the deficit was too high.
"Can't go like on like this, emergency emergency!! Must not borrow more than we earn... we'll end up like Greece... tough choices... all in it together!!"
So all of a sudden the nations finances were the biggest thing on Earth and reducing the fiscal deficit was critical. Of course what that really meant was huge cuts to public services, welfare axed and mass privatisation. Despite all this Osborne somehow ended borrowing more new money than every Labour Government combined and of course missed all of his targets, every single one!
Fast forward to November 2016 and Osborne having staked his career on a remain vote and eventually suceeded Cameron in 2018 is yesterday to be replaced Phillip Hammond, who seems a realist if nothing else. Hammond almost immediately claims that Osbornes hopes of a fiscal surplus by 2020 are pie in the sky and having stolen most of Ed Milibands manifesto, opens the purse strings again, not for the public sector workers, NHS or disabled of course they can crawl off and die.