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Budget 2016 - watch it live here, 12.30pm!

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KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 16-Mar-16 10:09:12

Chancellor George Osborne will introduce his eighth budget at lunchtime today - he's expected to announce fresh spending cuts of £4bn, as well as a radical shakeup for schools in England, with every school becoming an academy by 2020, effectively ending local authority control. He'll also announce new funds to finance a longer day for secondary schools, with heads able to bid for funds for additional school activities and overtime pay.

Join us here to watch live at 12.30pm - and do let us know what you think of his announcements here on the thread.

SunshineOutdoors Wed 16-Mar-16 11:52:09

I'll be very interested to come on and see what other people make of it all. I feel.. wary of all this schools stuff.

SunshineOutdoors Wed 16-Mar-16 11:53:58

And a bit sad about more cuts, suspecting that they won't be hitting the less vulnerable and more well off so much.

gillbowden Wed 16-Mar-16 11:56:59

The 'school stuff' is appalling. As a student teacher and a parent I can see no upside to the proposals at all. I can hardly bear to watch.

ThreadyPants Wed 16-Mar-16 12:18:24

Longer hours? This is getting crueler and crueler.

feellikeahugefailure Wed 16-Mar-16 12:24:04

Starts soon, i almost dont want to watch as will be bad news

KathrynL Wed 16-Mar-16 12:30:26

I feel the same. It's never wracking.

seasidesally Wed 16-Mar-16 12:32:44

dont feel very optomistic,,but we will soon see

CamboricumMinor Wed 16-Mar-16 12:34:19

Cameron saying that people should act with genuine compassion?! I've heard it all now.

seasidesally Wed 16-Mar-16 12:34:56

where's John Bercow ?? thought he likes his bit in the spotlight

feellikeahugefailure Wed 16-Mar-16 12:35:33

It's starting, grab something firm...

coffeeisnectar Wed 16-Mar-16 12:38:49

School day to be extended by an hour apparently. When most secondary kids have an hours travel due to the fucking awful school selection system, when are they actually meant to be kids or do any activities. And the poor teachers who barely get any time with their own kids will have their work load added to.

Toofat2BtheFly Wed 16-Mar-16 12:39:17

What's with David Cameron's face ??

Has he got his dinner stuck in his teeth..he appears to be gurning .confused

coffeeisnectar Wed 16-Mar-16 12:40:07

Probably had a pork sandwich

CamboricumMinor Wed 16-Mar-16 12:41:19

It's because he's trying hard to reconcile what he is saying with what he really knows is right but is choosing to ignore.

coffeeisnectar Wed 16-Mar-16 12:42:09

Our economy is growing faster than any other economy in the world.

Remember this when we get told we need to make cuts.

seasidesally Wed 16-Mar-16 12:43:44

cant see IDS

ChemistryHunt Wed 16-Mar-16 12:44:41

I think they are keeping IDS hidden in case he cheers at cuts to the poor again

coffeeisnectar Wed 16-Mar-16 12:44:41

maybe it's his turn on the pig? grin

coffeeisnectar Wed 16-Mar-16 12:46:28

God, Osbourne really has the most monotonous voice. I'm nodding off here.

seasidesally Wed 16-Mar-16 12:47:12

wouldnt surprise me if he keeps out the way,bloody coward

coffeeisnectar Wed 16-Mar-16 12:47:42

I'm playing Budget Bingo.

'Britain living within it's means'

BeyondTellsEveryoneRealFacts Wed 16-Mar-16 12:48:20

Just marking my place by calling Osbourne an arsehole.


IDS is off happy dancing somewhere the shiny headed bollockwaffle

seasidesally Wed 16-Mar-16 12:48:36

GO has got a silver streak or hes a little bold patch

you can tell im bored

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