The autumn statement – Politics Weekly UK

The chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has given details in his autumn statement of how the government will try to help struggling households, businesses and public services. But after 12 years in power and with the UK now in recession, can the Conservatives convince people they are the right party to turn the economy around? John Harris is joined by the Guardian’s political editor, Pippa Crerar, and the columnist Rafael Behr to look at what the statement tells us about where we’re headed. Help support our independent journalism at