Tory ministers heading onto the airwaves to dismiss Labour’s claims of fiscal responsibility might have a better hand if their Chancellor hadn’t just committed them to £8 billion in unfunded NHS spending. Osborne refused to answer where the money was coming from 18 times yesterday:
Whilst on the Daily Politics today, Brillo not unreasonably asked Sajid Javid: “where’s the magic money tree?”
The Tory message this week: our plan is working, don’t stray from the plan. But if you don’t believe us, have a few billion.