Osborne Steals Three Policies and a Slogan From Labour


George Osborne used the phrase “we are the builders” no less than six times in his conference speech today. It’s a catchy line, but Osborne can’t claim the credit – it was first used by Aneurin Bevan during the 1945 general election campaign:

“We have been the dreamers, we have been the sufferers, now we are the builders.”

It’s not the only thing Osborne has stolen from Labour in the past 48 hours…

The Adonis-headed National Infrastructure Commission was lifted straight from Miliband’s manifesto.

As was allowing working grandparents to share parental leave.

The big announcement in today’s speech that local councils will be able to keep the business rates they collect? That was Ed Miliband’s idea too…

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