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What did business make of the two main party conferences?

“We appear to be being offered Singapore-Upon-Thames or Stalingrad-Upon-Thames and we don’t really want either”

By Duncan Weldon  

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

At last week’s Labour Party conference in Brighton one of the more eye catching stories to emerge was the fact that Shadow Chancellor John Mcdonnell was “wargaming” a possible run on the pound if Labour were to be elected. Not to be outdone, the Conservatives responded with a conference so catastrophic that the pound tumbled 2.5 per cent against…

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