Ed Balls predicts more U-turns

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has predicted more "panicky" Government U-turns, as the Autumn Statement is due to be announced on Thursday.

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Ed Balls predicts more U-turns in Autumn Statement

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has predicted more "panicky" Government U-turns, as the Autumn Statement is due on Wednesday.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and shadow chancellor Ed Balls Credit: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Writing in the Sunday Mirror, Mr Balls said: "After last year’s Budget, Chancellor George Osborne was forced into chaotic U-turns on the pasty tax, the caravan tax and the charities tax. This time the U-turns have started before he’s even made his speech.

"With four days until the Autumn Statement, we’ve already had panicky changes in government policy: on payday loans, cigarette packaging, energy subsidies and bank lending.

"We don’t need more half-measures and panicky climbdowns from the Omnishambles Chancellor".

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