Comment Rishi Sunak must finally tackle harsh realities The Budget will show us whether the Chancellor is prepared to confront the two major conundrums facing the economy Liam Halligan 27 February 2021 • 4:00pm Rishi Sunak will this week deliver what could be the most important Budget speech since the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. It will be determined by whether or not he focuses on tackling and resolving the two major policy conundrums now facing the UK economy – either of which could define an era, upending politics and impacting millions of lives. […] Liam 28-02-2021 The clear strategy in the meantime is to support our fragile economy by keeping the spending sluice gates open. […] But they need to be dealt with – and a first step in tackling big problems is to acknowledge they exist. […] Sunak needs to be clear – using his Budget speech to warn big unemployment is coming, explaining what he intends to do about it.
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