1. Exquisite Tweets from @PickardJE, @MichaelLCrick

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    Easy to forget that the Tories promised to match Labour spending plans in the run-up to the credit crunch.

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    Jim Pickard

  2. @PickardJE It always amazes me Labour people rarely make that point. When did Tories abandon matching - as late as Dec 2008, wasn't it?

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    Michael Crick

  3. In November 2008 the Tories changed their minds @MichaelLCrick Until then they would have been as *spendthrift* as the other lot.

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    Jim Pickard