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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
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Poisoned chalice - harsh cuts will mean next government is very unpopular
Election winner ‘out of power for a generation’

By staff Victory in the 2010 general election will be a poisoned chalice for the winner, a leading US economist has warned. David Hales said Bank of England governor Mervyn King had told him the necessity of cuts to public spending will damage whichever party forms the government. Mr Hale told Australian TV: “I… Read more »

Counting the pennies? Cuts are coming, whoever forms the government.
All three parties attacked over deficit honesty

By staff Britain’s leading financial thinktank has criticised all three parties for not being more honest about the spending cuts they would have to inflict after the general election. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said all three party leaders had been “reticent” during the campaign when asked how they would cut down the… Read more »