Friday 24 November 2017

Looking for an electoral swing

AFTER just one day, the British election campaign is already looking lively, with economic issues taking centre stage. The opposition leader, David Cameron, was able to taunt Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the House of Commons yesterday when 60 leaders of industry declared their opposition to Labour plans for a new payroll tax to fund public services.

Then the OECD predicted that Britain would pull out of recession ahead of many of its rivals, and Labour rejoiced in this "vindication" of its policies.

Touche; so it's all square with four weeks still to go.

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