Sunak’s winter plan is the shadow chancellor’s chance to fight back

Anneliese Dodds has been limited by the Covid crisis, but the chancellor’s job support scheme is her moment

The job of shadow chancellor is one of the toughest in politics. Your opponent can call on the full weight of the Treasury and can actually do stuff. It is always a struggle to be heard.

In theory, life should have been a bit easier for the current shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, because she took over from John McDonnell just as the economy was falling into the Covid-19 abyss. It normally helps not to be in charge when the country is going through a monster recession.

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