Frankie Boyle condemns George Osborne for cuts so inhumane dystopian science fiction 'now has to be set just 18 months in the future'

The Comedian warns Osborne is firmly 'House Lannister'

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Frankie Boyle has warned the public to brace itself for painful welfare cuts that will hit the poorest hardest as George Osborne prepared to announce today's budget.

The Chancellor is expected to cut the 40 per cent tax threshold for higher earners and to announce further details on which aspects of benefits will be reduced as part of his plans to slash the welfare bill by £12bn.

Some of these cuts will likely come from lowering working tax credits, which is expected to affect 45 per cent of working households, or more than seven million children. Almost three quarters (72 per cent) of the losers from cutting working tax credit earn less than £20,000 a year.

In a scathing comment piece for The Guardian, the comedian blasted the Conservatives for creating a class divide so big that the privilege enjoyed by the wealthy community has made it completely deaf to the experiences of those on a lower income.

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More than seven million children will be hit by the proposed cuts to tax credits to be announced in George Osborne’s post-election Budget

He said Osborne's five year stint as Chancellor has only served to propel society so much closer to dystopia that science fiction "now only has to be set 18 months in the future".

Placing the Chancellor firmly in House Lannister, (a comparison he has made in the past) he said the "true horror" of Osborne is that he is one of the Tory party's more human faces.

“Your ruling class don’t care about what happens to you," he writes. "What seems like some enormous upset in your community is undetectable from a helicopter or a speeding motorcade. They are pitiless.

“They don’t care about things like education. They feel there needs to be enough provision so that prostitutes are numerate enough to find hotel rooms, and that’s it.

"This is a budget that will result in people with disabilities dying, not as an unfortunate side-effect, but as a direct consequence of a system that is empirically indifferent to life."

The Chancellor will also announce an extension to Sunday trading hours and a pledge to raise the threshold for inheritance tax, leaving many family homes exempt.

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