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Things can only get bitter: no matter who wins in June, there’ll be problems

Election 2017 is the most important for a generation—or so we are told. Actually, poor Britons are set for a brutal squeeze whoever triumphs next month

By Tom Clark  

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Election 2017 is a choice between Theresa May’s buttoned-up, Brexit Conservatism and Jeremy Corbyn’s unshaven socialism. So the obvious thing to say about it is, of course, that it represents one almighty fork in the road. And when you look behind the leaders to the nuts and bolts of the policy programmes that they are putting forward, there is a great deal of truth…

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