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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Jo Swinson on Chris Rennard…

“Vince — and Tim before him — have repeatedly, publicly said Rennard is not welcome anywhere near their frontbench team, even as an adviser. I remain deeply frustrated that he was not expelled from the party through its disciplinary process. It just feels wrong, and I do not want Lord Rennard to continue as a member of the party. As far as I am concerned, he is not welcome.”

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