Devolution is being rolled out across Scotland, Wales and Ireland with mixed success rates. The Tory dream is to devolve powers further from Westminster and Osborne began by praising the planned Northern Powerhouse expected in Manchester.
Regions of the UK can opt for such independence also but one condition is an elected Mayor. That surely will add another layer of costly bureaucracy? In the long run Westminster for London looks like the Tory dream while the rest of us are left to plod on. One nation? I don't think so.
Regions should be careful what they wish for with this one. Tories like Cameron and Osborne never make such plans lightly.
Next came the economy and one of many brief party political broadcasts on behalf of the Tory party.
According to the Chancellor many jobs have been created and this government is committed to creating 2m more but we wonder how many will be 'real jobs'?
Here in Yorkshire too many local people are employed on zero-hour or temporary contracts while many others are only contracted to work part-time.
Osborne used his speech about jobs to attack Greece and claim that is what happens in countries with spend happy governments.
The followed a series of figures and predictions supplied by the Office for Budget Responsibility; an allegedly independent body; it was however created by the government in 2010.
UK Growth according to the OBR was 3% in 2014 and much better than in the USA and China. OBR predictions on this one are:
The Chancellor is aiming for a surplus not a deficit by 2019/2020 and wants a commitment for future governments to maintain a surplus except for in exceptional circumstances. Does he mean like another global economic crisis of 2008?
He touched on bailed out banks returning to private ownership but that is expected to be a money losing measure at least in the short-term.
More figures followed on the country's finances and borrowing predictions.
Chancellor Osborne took time out to stress the rich are actually paying more under this government and that we are 'all in it together' no doubt to hoots of laughter from viewers across the country.
Explaining that he will meet his promised quota of cuts with £12b from the welfare budget and £5b from catching tax avoiders and fiddlers next we thought we would break this report briefly so you can check out Channel 4's scoop Tuesday re the Chancellor’s family firm, Osborne and Little and allegations of tax avoidance.
Channel 4 reported Tuesday "George Osborne family business' £6m offshore deal" ; check it out but be warned it may make your blood boil. You can watch a full report here.
But Osborne glossed over his words that there will be £34b worth of cuts in total so there will be more financial pain in 2020 if the Tories are re-elected.
Public Sector pay
More than once today Osborne said he wanted to reward the hard-working people of the UK but he obviously does not include public sector workers in that description. They will endure an extension of their current pay freeze; rises will be capped at 1% for the next 4 years, at least. Maybe when the 2020 election looms he will offer them a carrot?
The 'Stevens' plan will deliver efficiency saving in the NHS but Osborne will add an extra £8b in funding by 2020. This is on top of £2b announced previously.
Tax evasion or aggressive avoidance
Osborne claims ongoing work is recouping money and the service will receive additional funding to chase tax dodgers.
Non Dom Status
The ludicrous ability to claim permanent Non Dom status in the UK and avoid tax will be scrapped. That was one of Ed Miliband's key manifesto pledges.
Corporation Tax and Bank levy
Dates Corporation tax becomes due will change but the tax will be reduced making the UK a giveaway country or as Osborne prefers to call it 'open for business'. The tax will be cut to 19% by 2017 and by 2020 will be down to 18%. The current bank levy will be reduced over six years but an 8% surcharge will be payable by banks of profits.
Support for the military will be improved; there will be expensive memorials to the victims of terrorism; the RAF group fighter command system in London that helped stage the WWII Battle of Britain will receive money for repair, thanks to London Mayor Boris Johnson pointing it out to Osborne.
Good to know this historic Britain will be saved for the Nation; a nation where homelessness is on the increase!
Vehicle Excise Duty changes will come into force and the money will be used to repair and replace roads, which was the initial purpose of this tax. Green cars will not attract and lower duty.
Fuel duty will be frozen for a year.
Apprenticeship levies in large firms but more money to fund training.
Students who need maintenance grants will be out of luck as these will be replaced by loans in 2016/2017.
For the Queen's 90th birthday there will be a new wave of University professorships but at a cost presumably.
Sunday trading laws will be determined locally. That will be bad news for small shop owners as currently it is one day of the week when they can outdo large supermarkets of stores.
Vague claims there will be more homes but Housing Association tenants will now have the right to but extended to them depleting housing stocks further.
Tax perks for buy to let landlords will be restricted and the changes phased in. Rent a room tax relief raised.
This is one core Tory principle. From 2017 the allowance will be increased by £175,000 from £325,000. If in old age you have to downsize your property your money is protected.
State pensions are safe at least for now. But Osborne has announced a Green Paper which will look at funding future pensions and how to encourage young people to save for their pension. A decent return on any savings rather than the pitiful 1& more or less currently may help.
This government is not Green and will cut so-called climate change taxes.
Working age benefits are being replaced by UC which is being rolled out across the UK. It is Iain Duncan Smith's baby and he was gleeful in the Commons Wednesday as various key announcements were made.
Welfare, children and parents
Working parents will be able to claim up to 30 hours of free childcare.
High income earners, £30-£40,000 a year and above will have to pay the market rate if they rent social housing.
Working age benefits are frozen for four years.
Income threshold for eligibility to Tax Credits reduced.
ESA or employment support allowance is removed from some claimants.
Osborne claims the disabled, poorest and vulnerable will not be affected.
The benefits cap will reduce from £26,000 to £23,000 but £20,000 outside of London.
18-21 year-olds will be obliged to earn or learn. They will not receive housing benefit if they live away from home.
Families who decide to have three children or more:
Life is rarely black and white but always shades of grey.
Thursday a Work and Welfare Bill will be published.
High income taxes
Osborne is committed to reducing the taxes paid by the rich.
From 2016 the starting point of paying a higher tax rate will increase from £43,000 to £50,000. Expect further cuts during the next five years.
Stealing again from the Labour manifesto Osborne said a National Living Wage will become law. It will be £9 an hour at least by 2020. If you are aged 25 and over it will be £7.20 by 2016. If you are aged under 25 expect to take another hit.
Some improvements to the personal allowance as long as you work more than 30 hours a week may also improve basic incomes.
Osborne did say that the UK has committed to its NATO pledge of 2% of GDP for the coming years but of course other countries such as Germany have not been fulfilling their committment.
He also said the International aid budget would be maintained.
That is the gist from having watched the Chancellor deliver his budget. There will be other minor details.
Remember those who may receive a better NLW rather than the minimum wage m ay also take a financial hit if they have more than two children and claim any in work benefits such as tax credits.
In the end he is giving with one hand and taking back with the other, especially when it comes to some sections of the British population.
The Daily Mirror has it right with the title of their report - Budget 2015: Con-servative George Osborne isn't fooling anyone - he's quashed the aspirations of millions
Note: Analysis Thursday
Check back later for the details.
Although Osborne will push his budget as good economic sense, probably using Greece's debt woes to further his cause, money is not in short supply but the distribution of wealth has changed considerably.
Channel 4 reported Tuesday "George Osborne family business' £6m offshore deal" ; check it out but be warned it may make your blood boil. You can watch a full report here
For now let's leave this report with a news report from Global Research earlier this week that relates to the debt crisis over in Greece:
By Jubilee Debt Campaign / jubileedebt.org.uk