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Daniel Finkelstein

Political Columnist and Football Columnist — The Times

Times political columnist, football columnist, Conservative member of the House of Lords and father of three but not necessarily in that order

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Nov 18, 2017

@RichS85 @sbedvek wrong, that it won’t harm jobs or investment. And let’s say you were correct. The difference would be our judgment, not whether we care.

Nov 18, 2017

@RichS85 @sbedvek So let me give you an example. Is it a good idea to increase corporation tax by 7p? Wouldn’t that fund services? And help low income people? Not if it makes their goods more expensive or puts off companies who might invest in Blackpool. Now you might say, empirically that is....

Nov 18, 2017

@RichS85 @sbedvek There is no question this has been a difficult period for public services because we spent more than we were able (we can argue over the cause and blame) and have had to control spending growth. I think the strategy has been broadly correct although some mistakes have been made.

Nov 18, 2017

@RichS85 @sbedvek I think it still needs a strategy centered around place, I think it has made a mistake about electrification of rail in the north, and of course the endless question of how to get tests for benefit entitlement aren’t answered, although they are hard to answer.....

Nov 17, 2017

@sbedvek @RichS85 That’s just simply not true. There are more than 40 per cent of voters who support the Tories. You think we all don’t care? I’m afraid you adopt that view in order to avoid having to defend your ideas with a proper argument.

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