BEHIND every leaf, runs an old Indian proverb, lies another leaf. Deep, huh? Actually, all it means is that, as we say in this part of the world, you should always look for the wheels within wheels. Take the Budget last week. On the face of it, the so-called granny tax (actually merely the phasing out of a differential between pensioners and the rest of us that will leave no-one worse off in cash terms) was a terrible howler, with George Osborne's attempts to present it as a 'simplification' measure merely compounding the blunder.
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