Challenging the Budget
Margaret Thatcher took on 364 economists who challenged her 1981 budget. I've not counted how many are now opposed to David Cameron's on the need for a fiscal stimlus but it's growing.
And it's not just economists or international bodies such as the IMF and EU (albeit that they say only those countries with healthy balance sheets should do it), it's also the 2 main business organisations - the CBI and the IOD.
Today the Times' Anatole Kaletsky goes for the jugular.
The Conservatives are, however, pointing to the latest minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee to back their contention that interest rates are being kept higher than necessary because of government promises to spend more and tax less.
The MPC considered a 2% cut rather than a 1.5% cut at its last meeting but decided "it would make sense for the Committee to reassess the required scale of monetary easing after the chancellor's pre-Budget report".