Theresa May seemed to be enjoying herself during the Budget. A little too much, it seems. Left-wing observers were outraged at her shoulder-raising laughter at Jeremy Corbyn’s description of the hardships her Chancellor’s budget would inflict on ordinary people:
But it’s highly doubtful that Mrs May expected the reception her and her idiot MPs’ behaviour – intensified, no doubt, by the increases to national insurance that she had scoffed at in 2010 and the Tories’ manifesto had promised never to impose – that she and her party received from the right-wing press.
Chancellor Phillip Hammond had been heard with flint-faced silence by Corbyn and most Labour MPs – the equivalent of the England rugby team staring down the All Blacks Haka before a match:
But when it came to Corbyn’s…
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