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The absurdity of the debate between Labour and the Tories

By Jay Elwes  

Ed Balls is to blame for all our economic woes. Harry Potts

Today’s Treasury questions were the “amuse bouche,” in preparation for the more substantial dish to be served up at tomorrow’s Spending Review. On Wednesday, after PMQs, the Chancellor, George Osborne, will set out exactly how he is going to cut spending and inject more capital into the growth areas of the economy. Government sources have made clear that £11.5bn is being wrung from departmental spending, to be…

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