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Brown’s “0 percent rise” – UPDATED

“We can do this the easy way or the hard way” Cameron said on Monday – and today, Brown finally agreed to do it the easy way. He seems to have dropped his Big Lie – that public spending will rise after the election. He’s doing it in stages, so today we had the rather wonderful claim that in 2013/14 it will rise “by 0%”.

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