You hear occasional mutterings from Lib Dems that the govenrment’s current extremism is an index of how much the coalition held them in check, and i fear they may have something. In the glorious freedom of victory, Osborne shamelessly celebrates his allies – the rich, the old – and consigns to oblivion the people who don’t matter – the young, the poor. Further cuits to benefits, relief on inheritance tax for properties, no incentive for anyone under 25. Well, they hardlly vote, do they, so who cares? And he keeps peddling this line about how we have to cut down our massive welfare bill, without saying that the heftiest chunk of that is pensions, paid out to the people who put him in power. So it’ll be someone else who picks up that particular tab. The disabled, kids, large numbers of women.