"They used to lecture us about fixing the roof when the sun was shining. They haven't just failed to fix the roof. They've ripped out the foundations, smashed through the windows and now they've blown the doors off for good measure."
Staggering quote in Bank of England statement announcing it is buying up government debt as an emergency intervention: "Were dysfunction in this market to continue or worsen, there would be a material risk to UK financial stability"
One of contributing factors to the markets crisis was the Govt didn't publish OBR forecasts alongside mini-Budget = uncertainty. Govt said OBR couldn't get them ready within timescales for 23 Sept. In fact, the OBR "stood ready" to produce them by 14 Sept:
For four years under Tony Blair's government I worked for the Daily Mail. His No10 absolutely hated us - you might say justifiably - and yet we were never banned from any briefing involving civil servants under his government, ever.
Single mother of three Zara, who works full time, in tears on phone to @LBC@mrjamesob saying she has to keep her kids warm with hot water bottles and jumpers and can only afford one meal a day. She eats their leftovers. “The system isn’t working for people like me”
It is a bit rich of pro-Brexit people to appeal for more moderate language from Tusk. He’s angry. A lot of us are angry. There are people who cheerled for Brexit who never had a plan, only ideology. We have a right to be angry with you.