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Both Labour and the Tories are being dishonest about public spending

First published: 27/11/2019

It’s the half-way stage in the election campaign, and there’s still time for events and undecided voters to shape the outcome. Yet, the publication of the party manifestos within the last week does not seem to have had an effect on what opinion pollsters report. This will have come as a relief to the Tories, whose 2017 manifesto was a disaster, and a disappointment to Labour, which has bet the ranch that the return of Big Government and a transformational agenda over five years will capture hearts and minds. Read on ….