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James Downey: Parties wanting to break mould are doomed to fail

WHEN George Osborne drew up the UK''s emergency budget, which he presented to the House of Commons this week, he faced exactly the same problems as finance ministers in all other European countries.

How much to cut? Where and when? And are there ways in which to "make the rich pay their share" and ease the pain for the people with the lowest incomes?

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