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1 - Time for a makeover

Andrew Tuck, editor

Everyone in the UK knows what lies ahead: cuts. The new coalition government has made it an urgent priority to slash the nation’s budget deficit but as yet it’s still not clear how they will lower spending by up to 40 per cent. One thing is obvious: the country is in for a dramatic makeover of everything from social welfare to the military.

The risk is that this could become the only national narrative, leaving the electorate miserable and making the country look like the land of “sorry we can’t afford…

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