The Trade Union Conference at Manchester yesterday lay bare some of the nation's anxieties about the 40% cuts in most Government departments, as if you could cut that much and still deliver any worthwhile services?
The what-if scenario is what if George Osborne's efforts take the UK economy, just as it is recovering, thanks to the Labour Government's slowly slowly methodology, into a second recession? What will be its plans for growth then and what will its plans be for helping families caught by it without a safety net?
There appears to be no Plan B. If they discover one and it is to follow what the Labour Government said all along which was that you had to follow a Keynesian solution, they will have achieved nothing except very large dollops of scrambled egg on their collective faces.