Former business secretary Vince Cable compared the debate on austerity or non-austerity as like choosing between a scalding or ice cold shower, in an interview on Share Radio.
UK businesses are to face a fiscal time bomb including the rise in the National Living Wage.
With the summer Budget now unveiled, Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle took the time to liken chancellor George Osborne to a Game of Thrones Lannister, and suggested that humanity will be lacking in his speech.
Both George Osbourne and Duncan Smith have extended their hands to a grasping nation, but neither one looks appealing and both could lead to disastrous consequences.
The lack of initiatives to help British SMEs thrive is a recipe for trouble, entrepreneur Jan Cavelle warns. Do you agree