Tories Play Hardball

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A CCHQ spokesman told Guido this morning that they stand by the poster and will not be apologising for cutting taxes. The Speccie quotes a revisionist Tory source’s attempts to rewrite last night’s Twitter infographic clusterf**k though:

“there never was a poster or digital campaign, it was only intended as an infographic… the idea that it’s been pulled is ridiculous.”

Though Grant Shapps ain’t tweeting it this morning, there is no comment on who it was that came up with the poster or who signed it off. Shapps is getting the flack right now, but it has not gone unnoticed in CCHQ that the poster was also pushed last night by the Chancellor’s PPS.

Labour are cock-a-hoop that they finally have an angle on the budget, that said, the Tories are counter attacking with this from Labour’s John McTernan:

They’re all in it together…



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Janan Ganesh on Labour’s soft left

“Ms Cooper does not believe the previous Labour government was wrong to run a fiscal deficit after 15 years of economic growth. Both she and Mr Burnham think families should be entitled to tax credits for a third child. These views are not mad. They are just a bit too left-wing for Britain. For any serious party, that amounts to the same thing. The soft left is more electable than the hard left but then Mars is more habitable than Neptune: neither planet will host human life anytime soon.”

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