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Will the economic slowdown stick?

The next Chancellor is about to inherit some very sticky circumstances

By George Magnus  

Was the old Shadow Chancellor speaking through George Osborne? © Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The election in the UK is only two days away. Whatever the shape and composition of the government that emerges, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, having feigned perfect knowledge during the campaign, will gather his or her advisers and want an answer to a serious question: “What on earth is going on in the economy here, and…

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