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As publicity stunts go, the debt clock the Tories beamed onto Battersea Power Station this evening is quite a decent idea.  Their thinking's pretty clear – get some coverage in tomorrow's papers, and increase the likelihood that the horrendous state of the public finances becomes the story of the PBR – but it's probably no less effective for it.  Anyway, here are some pictures so you can judge for yourself:

Yes, I know it's out of sync with the Coffee House debt counter. We're going to update our numbers on the back of tomorrow's PBR.