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The banning of a Universal Credit ad shows all the ways this election could be a disaster for the Tories

The ASA calling the ads were "misleading" right at the start the campaign reminds us that politicians cannot control what topics voters will focus on

By Dawn Foster  

Photo: Han Yan/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

You can buy a lot with £225,000. Several houses in many parts of the country; a few Ferraris with cash spare; or 45 first-class return flights to Australia leaving tomorrow, if you wanted to bring your entire street on holiday. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) decided to spend the sum on a nine-week advertising campaign for Universal Credit that has now been condemned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleading the public.

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