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Douglas Carswell

Ukip MP for Clacton

Ukip MP for Clacton

Cut Spending, Empower Parliament

The Autumn Statement is a ritualistic sham. The Chancellor's statement to Parliament gives the illusion of accountability. In fact, Parliament is powerless to do anything but rubber stamp his plans. Unsustainable spending is possible because there are no real checks on the Treasury's dominion over taxpayers' money. The solution is to empower Parliament.
25/11/2015 10:50 GMT