Singer Amy Macdonald speaks out against Tories’ ‘f****** s**** merry-go-round’
Scottish award-winning singer Amy Macdonald has blasted the Conservative government for giving the UK a ‘constant ride of f****** s****’.
The Mr Rock & Roll singer took to Twitter following Jeremy Hunt’s budget statement, in which he reversed almost all of his predecessor’s mini-budget measures and confirmed that austerity 2.0 was on the way .
In an effort to calm turbulent markets, the new chancellor has announced that the two-year household energy price cap will last just six months – with campaigners warning of a ‘cliff edge’ for individuals and businesses in April.
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The measures – which also included scrapping the 1p income tax for England – initially calmed investors who had been scared off by the debt-funded tax cuts.
But amid warnings of tens of billions of pounds of public spending cuts to come, and more Tory MPs coming out publicly calling for Truss’s resignation, the political landscape was not reassuring for members of the public.
Macdonald, who supported Scottish independence for years, ranted on social media: “Brexit means Brexit. Which ultimately means this constant merry-go-round of f******s****.
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His anger came as financial experts warned the government that simply reversing the disastrous mini-budget would not be enough to regain market confidence.
Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Johnson, said: “Fiscal credibility is hard to win but easily lost. Today’s announcements alone will not be enough to fill the void in the government’s fiscal plans.
“Nor will they be enough to repair the damage caused by the debacle of the past few weeks, but they are important, welcome and clear steps in the right direction.
“It is also encouraging that with the abandonment of most tax cuts, perhaps the most growth-friendly, the reduction in stamp duty and the increase in the annual investment allowance for the corporation tax, remain in force.”
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He warned that “Jeremy Hunt will still have to make some scary tax decisions and get through this Halloween and it remains difficult to see where any significant spending cuts might come from.”