Jeremy Hunt has claimed his Autumn Statement, to be delivered later today (see below), will grip the “enemy” of inflation.
Daily Express Deputy Political Editor Martyn Brown reports: “Vowing to put the country on a ‘balanced path to stability’, Jeremy Hunt will insist his Autumn statement will grip the ‘enemy’ of inflation, which has soared to a 41-year high of 11.1 percent.
“Mr Hunt will say his ‘difficult decisions’ are necessary to keep mortgage rates low and tackle the rocketing energy and food prices intensifying the cost-of-living crisis.
“But Tories on the right of the party are already voicing anger about the prospect of raising taxes, while energy bill support is likely to be scaled back and public services face cuts.”
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