Brown promises tax cuts, help to small business

Gordon Brown today promised tax cuts to boost growth in the economy, during
the PM’s question time, attacking David Cameron and the Tories for ‘refusing to

Speaking ahead of next Monday’s critical pre-budget report, the PM said there
would have to be ‘fiscal expansion’ to help hard-pressed families and
businesses, the Guardian reports.

The PM’s spokesman confirmed afterwards there would be measures to help small
businesses affected by bank lending in Monday’s PBR.

In a bitter exchange, Brown accused the Opposition of being the ‘do-nothing
party, warning their policies would harm the British economy, to which Cameron
retorted: ‘On this side of the house we have made our choice. It’s called

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