Labour MPs warmly welcomed Frank Field’s gracious apology to the prime minister during the chancellor’s statement this afternoon.
Colleagues have a spring in their step for the first time in a while. The government has listened, it has apologised and it has compensated. The only response that right wing bloggers such as Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes can offer is a petted lip and some resentful, half-hearted accusations to do with “unfunded tax cuts”. But surely, if the new Tories are all in favour of protecting the poor as ‘Dave’ says, they should be welcoming today’s announcement unreservedly?