Tuesday, 27 March 2012
George Osborne - "Briefs" Not "Leaks"
George Osborne, having presented the most leaked budget in history, has defended the leaks by telling the Treasury Select Committee that the risks of leaks were heightened because of the fact that the government is a coalition.
He has also claimed that specific tax policies, rates and reliefs weren't leaked; "only" the “general experiences of future government intent” can be/were "briefed".
When I was a lad, anyone leaking the slightest detail about the budget would have been flogged.