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Hard Choices – chancellors debate: 'a few blows, but no knockout'

Van Reenen, John ORCID: 0000-0001-9153-2907 (2010) Hard Choices – chancellors debate: 'a few blows, but no knockout'. British Politics and Policy at LSE (01 Apr 2010). Website.

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In the end it was a bit of a disappointment. Not much blood on the mat or any clear knockouts. Gorgeous George did better than expected: there was some smart money on him to be on the canvas early, but it didn’t happen. Vince Cable was the most depressingly realistic and emerged as more of an honest broker because of it. The other parties still largely sidestepped the issues of exactly which spending areas would feel the axe swinging.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H0 - General
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 16:56
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 18:07

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