George Osborne's Autumn Statement - your reactions please!

(224 Posts)
CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 05-Dec-12 10:30:59

The Chancellor George Osborne will begin making his Autumn Statement in Parliament today at 12.30. Thought we should start up a thread so Mumsnetters can comment as it happens.

LoopsInHoops Wed 05-Dec-12 12:18:37

I can hardly contain myself

LoopsInHoops Wed 05-Dec-12 12:18:50

smile

sieglinde Wed 05-Dec-12 12:22:57

It will be timid, ineffective, and full of very tiny bonbons for targeted voting cohorts. He really is the worst chancellor I've ever known.

Electricblanket Wed 05-Dec-12 12:26:40

You of course mean after Mr Brown!

JakeBullet Wed 05-Dec-12 12:27:54

It will contain certain phrases and comments such as:

"recovery slower than expected"
"austerity measures must continue"
"Further austerity measures ate needed"
"I will freeze/cut (insert some benefit or other).

Just a guess......

Varya Wed 05-Dec-12 12:32:35

Nothing for families needless to say.

I don't want to look to be honest, as working poor we are on tipping edge already.

LoopsInHoops Wed 05-Dec-12 12:40:34

Should we play "we're all in this together" bingo?

We3bunniesOfOrientAre Wed 05-Dec-12 12:41:46

Well ds (3) just shouted 'I don't like him, I don't like him' coontinuously as soon as I turned it on, obviously a good judge of politicians already. Will have to rely on MN for a synopsis!

LoopsInHoops Wed 05-Dec-12 12:44:58

wise

MrsjREwing Wed 05-Dec-12 12:52:24

Marking my place.

Marking place

HenriettaTurkey Wed 05-Dec-12 12:57:25

It's just all terribly depressing.

yellowvan Wed 05-Dec-12 13:01:03

yes to bingo. how about "the mess the last government left" for starters and 2Gordon Brown's fiscal irresponsibility" and " why should the tax payer foot the bill for [insert some vital benefit here]

yellowvan Wed 05-Dec-12 13:02:15

oh, and benefits as "lifestyle choice"

LoopsInHoops Wed 05-Dec-12 13:04:37

Is it on? Not in UK so can't listen.

JakeBullet Wed 05-Dec-12 13:04:53

I think we3bunnies DS should be political correspondent lol. Much better than Andrew Marr......grin

"Don't like him, don't like him"grin

LoopsInHoops Wed 05-Dec-12 13:07:06

OK, bingo. Guesses for amount of times...

"recovery slower than expected"
"austerity measures must continue"
"Further austerity measures ate needed"
"I will freeze/cut (insert some benefit or other)"
"we're all in this together"
"the mess the last government left"
"why should the tax payer foot the bill for [insert some vital benefit here]"

Are said during the speech. How long is the speech? You do realise I'll need someone to either type it out word for word or link a youtube so I can verify. grin

JakeBullet Wed 05-Dec-12 13:08:49

He said "all in this together" at 1:46 according to the Telegraph live feed. grin

JakeBullet Wed 05-Dec-12 13:09:59

Whoops....meant 12:46 of course.

LoopsInHoops Wed 05-Dec-12 13:10:45

BINGO!

MsElleTow Wed 05-Dec-12 13:12:04

I'm nearly in tears from the pain my disability causes, ATM. I am too scared to watch, I know he is going to be a bastard to the disabled as per usual!

LoopsInHoops Wed 05-Dec-12 13:12:06

oh, forgot 'britain is healing' <vom>

LoopsInHoops Wed 05-Dec-12 13:13:11

'We are on the side of those who want to work hard and get on,'

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