Tories fear Rishi Sunak has 'already checked out' after lacklustre King's ... trends now
Fears were raised that Rishi Sunak has 'already checked out' today after Tories warned that the King's Speech lacked 'big ideas'.
The PM laid out his Parliamentary agenda for the coming year yesterday insisting the country had 'turned the corner' and it was time to build a 'brighter future'.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is now facing a mounting clamour to bring forward eye-catching tax cuts at the Autumn Statement on November 22, with concerns that could be the last opportunity to avoid an election disaster.
Mr Hunt has been playing down the prospects of a big shift to stop taxes reaching new post-war highs, warning the public finances are already stretched and it could fuel inflation.
However, economists have suggested that he does have some wriggle-room after tax revenues came in higher than anticipated and borrowing slightly lower.
Rishi Sunak laid out his Parliamentary agenda for the coming year yesterday insisting the country had 'turned the corner' and it was time to build a 'brighter future'
The Tories have been consistently trailing Labour by double-digits in polls