Op-ed: Ahead of this week's budget British Chancellor George Osborne opted to share his economic doom and gloom predictions with the public by writing a piece in the Sun on Sunday.
Why he chose the Sun is not clear but it is clear why he did not go for the Observer; one Observer headline Sunday says "George Osborne accused of hitting most vulnerable with tax plans."
Osborne now believes the world is facing its worst global economic crisis since 2008; you may remember that particular world crisis was dumbed down and financial woes in the UK blamed on the Labour government by the Tories and their out and out lies secured the Conservative Party election success in 2015.
But then we had the pleasure of watching Gideon George Osborne try to spin the mess he is making of the British economy and budget spending when he appeared on the Andrew Marr Sunday politics show on BBC1.
Osborne will deliver his eighth budget Wednesday March 16 and he is looking at cutting budget spending to save billions of pounds.
He will tout that as necessary to fulfil the Tory plan and election manifesto which is probably closer to the truth.
He may cite lower oil prices, political instability in the Middle East and the slowdown in China but the Tory agenda always included savage cuts to social security and helping out wealthy friends.
Tory election promises included balancing the books by 2020 and moving the country into a surplus but at what a cost.
One growth industry in the UK is the Chancellor's budgets which keep on coming thick and fast.
Fairness is never a feature.
How deep the cuts will go may be affected by the upcoming UK EU in / out referendum and May local elections but fear not there can always be another budget along and soon.
So what did we learn from George Osborne's Marr interview Sunday?
Enter the cat that got the cream George Osborne. This man is unable to look anything but smug.
Osborne used the interview as nothing less than a party political broadcast ducking and diving questions and spinning facts till I was dizzy.
The ESA cuts? Fine as the Tories are increasing the money people with disabilities receive, with REAL disabilities that is??
The UK economy is one of the strongest he claims so how come the austerity axe is sharpened and poised to fall?
The country has to make savings but Osborne will select who gets hit by working to the Tory party election manifesto, giving payback for wealthy party donors and dividing the country even further.
The UK has more than a north south divide these days; it has a deepening rich poor, old young, abled bodied against people with disabilities and them and us divide.
The global economy is in trouble, I would probably say in meltdown, and that could cause the UK problems but hey it is not Chancellor Osborne's or the Tory party's fault.
Britain now has a record number of people employed says George with a satisfied grin but with a record number of people employed on zero-hour contracts and unable to claim out of work benefits, for various reasons, the figures are not just flawed they are a disgrace and downright lies. Zero hour contracts will do little to help the economy but a great deal to help employers who are greedy.
With MPs set for whopping pay rises in 2016 why are the rest of us expected to endure more income cuts?
Sadly there is only so much spin and lies this person can take on a Sunday morning, or any morning, afternoon or evening for that matter.
So it is goodbye to Del Boy Osborne who was still ducking and diving, claiming the UK economy was so good but in the next breath saying more cuts were vital, as I reached for the TV remote.
The Tory leading lights talk a great deal about fulfilling election promises and pledges but they act selectively. No rise in VAT and no cuts to child tax credit featured in recent Tory manifestos. The first was broke back in 2010 and the latter is on the shelf after the House of Lords refused to rubber stamp the changes. But that means it will be back on the table sooner or later.
Senior Tories including Osborne, Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith, who is overseeing savage cuts to social security, have little idea about ordinary life in the 21st Century.
George Osborne has a nice grace and favour getaway - Osborne’s country pile gets National Trust hand out.
Then there is Iain Duncan Smith who "hit headlines when he claimed £39 for a breakfast – "a revelation that sparked criticism in light of comments that he could live off £53 a week benefits." As we noted in 2013 when we reported on a petition gathering support following that gaffe "Iain Duncan Smith married into wealth. He has his own overblown political income. He has perks such as a second home allowance, freebies, ministerial cars and drivers and so much more. When challenged whether he could live on £7.57 a day, he replied, "I could if I had to"." He was challenged in the petition to do just that but backed down."
And at the top is the daddy of them all David Cameron.
In 2009 the Daily Mail wrote "Claims that David Cameron has a £30m fortune sit uneasily with taxpayers. So what is the truth about his money?"
That report claimed that although Cameron denied having a '£30million' fortune rumours continued. It went on "As does gossip of his alleged personal family fortune, helped by the Mail on Sunday's disclosure that he paid off the £75,000 mortgage on the £1.5 million home in North Kensington, London, that he owns with his wife Samantha, after they took out a £350,000 taxpayer-funded HSBC mortgage on his designated Oxfordshire constituency second home."
Fast-forward to 2015 and C4s documentary "David Cameron's father left assets in tax haven" and try telling me Cameron has any idea how we the people live.
If you are working or middle class and voted Tory the question has to be why?
If you believed they would work for you and yours you were either misinformed or clueless.