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Britain’s economic pain started long before the recession

16 February 2024

4:05 AM

16 February 2024

4:05 AM

The Tories have had a tax problem for quite some time. But news of a recession at the end of last year has made matters much worse.

It has been an uncomfortable position, for Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt, to defend the Conservative party taking the tax burden to a post-war high.

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