Will the ‘Mad King’ Osborne burn them all? | FT Alphaville

Will the ‘Mad King’ Osborne burn them all?

Last week:

George Osborne gambled his future as UK chancellor with a warning that a vote to leave the EU would force him to raise taxes or cut spending by £30bn, in a sign of the deepening anxiety among Remain campaigners that they will lose next week’s referendum.

And now, with David Cameron fallen in the field and all but lost, will Osborne carry through on his threat to blow up King’s Landing with wildfire raise taxes and cut spending heavily in an emergency budget? Or will a Conservative Kingslayer force him to fall on his sword?

Hope for the latter.

The fate of the united kingdoms depends on it.