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Cost of Living

Part of Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:43 pm on 24th June 2008.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) 4:43 pm, 24th June 2008

I was not asleep: I was assiduously reading "The Cost of Living Under Labour" and I shall address the seven-point plan that the Conservatives propose to deal with the situation. It is possible plausibly, and perhaps wisely, to argue for fiscal austerity and for crowd-pleasing tax cuts and spending measures, but to advance them at the same time completely lacks credibility. I will proceed through the seven points, and I hope that my argument will begin to stack up.

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