James Forsyth James Forsyth

Might Brown be frozen out of office?

The next set of GDP figures are going to play a key role in the election campaign. They are due out on April 22 with polling day expected to be a fortnight later. Brown desperately needs a good growth number so that he can try and make the case that his policies have steered Britain through the recession, he’s hoping that the voters don’t take account of the fact that pretty much no other major economy has had a recession as long or as deep as Britain has.

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