Daily politics briefing: November 13

Daily politics briefing for November 13, as Jeremy Hunt has declared he is “Scrooge” out to save Christmas. The Chancellor warned of “horrible decisions” on tax and spending to crack down on inflation and restore stability to shorten a recession he said was made in Russia. Mr Hunt has promised a “rabbit-free budget” prioritising “honesty” and “sound money”, whereby people with the broadest shoulders will bear the brunt of rising costs to help balance the books.