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Dec 27, 2015 9:00pm EST
unlikely theme in his speech. he was mindful of the trip george osborne made over the summer to china. the chancellor met business leaders and workers in different parts of the country as he spoke of a new golden era of cooperation between britain and china. >> to assist osborne in his dealings with his newfound comrades, i have brought along mao's little red book. let me quote, mr. speaker. >> order. i want to hear about the contents of the book. >> let's quote from mao. rarely done in this chamber. the quote is this. behave. we must learn to do economic work from all who know how, no matter who they are. we must esteem them as teachers, learning from them conscientiously. but we must not pretend to know what we do not know. i thought it would come in handy for him in his new relationship. >> the shadow chancellor literally stood at the dispatch box and read out from mao's little red book. look, it is his personal signed copy. the problem is half the shadow cabinet has been sent off to reeducation. keith: george osborne having fun at the expense of john mcdonnell. allegra stratton is
Dec 29, 2014 12:00am EST
dashboard. what is he trying to do there? >> america's growing and china is slowing down and japan is in a recession. it is political sleight of hand to point to what is happening elsewhere and say that this could happen to us but ultimately it will be trying to flag up the fact that people should not be too comforted by the recovery and that we could go back into recession. >> the parties are supporting themselves ahead of the election. what should we see there? >> it is five months before the election so cracks are appearing in the coalition. their leader has said that basically after the deficit has been eliminated, they will not continue to shrink the state as the tories want to. he is trying to stake out the middle ground between the conservatives and labor. >> howl far apart are the coalition parties from labor? they are going to have to expect cuts. >> all parties through 2015 in 2016 but after that it does differ widely. the difference in fiscal policy between conservatives and labour is the largest that it has been since 1992. labour are only considering cutting the day-to-day def
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