The latest in a long line of leaks from Number 11 about the coming week's budget (whatever happened to purdah?) concerns a proposal for regionalised public sector pay.The argument goes that the cost of living is different in different parts of the UK and that jobs in the private sector pay different rates - and therefore that the public sector should too.I'll wait to see the details as and when it is proposed by the Chancellor, but I think that a system of local or regional pay will hit Cornwall hard.
Cornwall's Liberal Democrat MPs Andrew George, Stephen Gilbert and Dan Rogerson have made clear their opposition to varying public sector pay in different parts of the country.Andrew, Stephen and Dan were among 22 Lib Dem MPs who wr... Read Post
Ezra Klein looks closer at that GOP budget and how they make the red line go down: Currently, Medicare's costs rise as the demand, and price, of care rises. No rationing. Under Ryan's proposal, its costs will rise by whatever... Read Post