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In March 2013, a senior Whitehall source told the Guardian that: “We are going to follow what they have done in Australia. The evidence suggests it is going to deter young smokers. There is going to be legislation.” Shortly before the Queen’s Speech in May, however, the plan was shelved without warning. A Whitehall source […]

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In March 2012 David Cameron said that it was wrong that beer could be “cheaper than water” and that he would make no excuses for clamping down. As Cameron put it: This isn’t about stopping responsible drinking, adding burdens on business or some new kind of stealth tax – it’s about fast immediate action where […]

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In March David Cameron claimed that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) position was that austerity was not the cause of the flatlining economy. Sky reported: In a high-profile speech on Thursday, the prime minister said the OBR was “absolutely clear that the deficit reduction plan is not responsible” for depressed growth, adding “in fact, […]

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