Fucking A! It may be just a "greener economy" tit-for-tat payoff but the support is welcome.
Update: Also there has been blanket coverage by the BBC and Guardian trumpeting of the IFS "poorest hit hardest" version of events (entirely expected I guess) that other interpretations aren't getting much of a look-in. Mark Littlewood at the Institute of Economic Affairs says that the IFS has made "a woeful contribution to the debate".
"The Institute for Fiscal Studies has done itself – and the wider public debate about the Comprehensive Spending Review – a considerable disservice over the last twenty four hours... ...Far from illuminating discussion about the coalition’s fiscal policy, the IFS has seemingly attempted to reduce moral – not merely economic – considerations to the status of a bar chart... ...The Institute has walked straight into a trap – partly, though not wholly of its own making – of equating a progressive change to tax and benefits with 'fairness'"[IEA Home]
"It is hard to know where to begin in exposing the inanity of this proposition.".