Things can only get better for chancellor Jeremy Hunt

Chancellor set to receive a windfall to the tune of £30bn

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Laith Khalaf recalls the origin story of TV's favourite physicist Brian Cox, that of 90s band D:Ream, and their rather famous pop song Things Can Only Get Better...

In 1997 the official song of Tony Blair's election campaign was an upbeat little number called ‘Things Can Only Get Better' by the Northern Irish musical group D:Ream. Cast aside any memories of John Prescott awkwardly head bobbing along to the pop tune alongside Neil Kinnock and Peter Mandelson, and fast forward to Westminster in 2023, where it might just be possible that Jeremy Hunt is strolling along the corridors of power, gently humming the catchy chorus to himself. You see the chancellor is about to receive a windfall, to the tune of around £30bn in the coming fiscal year, accor...

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