Fraser Nelson

A direct hit

A direct hit
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The Tory inflation report has splashed today's Mail, got (another) p1 in the Telegraph, p2 lead in The Sun - the list goes on. A direct hit. Proof of Coulson's nous, but also of Labour's strikingly ineffective rebuttal mechanism. Most goods on the Tory list are cheaper, in real terms, than ten years ago. Other items, like instant coffee and bananas, are lower even in nominal prices. And where was the Labour person making this point?

I may be reading too much into this. But with Balls running DCFS it seems Labour's financial force field is down. Time, then, for the Tories to strike.

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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