New PM has himself made case for longer period of reflection, citing ‘difficult decisions’ ahead
One of the first things on Rishi Sunak’s to-do list is the matter of whether next week’s fiscal plan should go ahead. This is one of the easier decisions the new prime minister has to take. The fiscal event should certainly be delayed.
To be sure, there are arguments in favour of going ahead with the package of tax and spending announcements as planned on 31 October. The problem is that none of them are especially good ones.