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In this month’s Prospect: the politics of the cash register

None of the parties is thinking imaginatively

By Bronwen Maddox   May 2015

George Osborne grabs some quick cash. © LUKE MACGREGOR/WPA Rota/Press Association

Frustration with the election campaign is entirely fair. It’s been exciting, for the sustained closeness of the polls, and for the presence of the “insurgent” parties (Peter Kellner). All the same, while there are many honourable attempts in the manifestos to address Britain’s problems, it is striking how much was not said (cover story). Both the coalition and Labour seem defensive about their record and unambitious about Britain’s…

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