Budget in a fortnight as Britain heads for May 6 election
Roland Watson and Gráinne Gilmore
Gordon Brown will settle today on March 24 as the day for the pre-election Budget as the campaign accelerates towards a May 6 showdown.
The Prime Minister will also place his stewardship of the economy at the heart of his election drive. Despite overseeing the longest and deepest recession since the Second World War, he will argue that, whereas Labour would secure the recovery, an incoming Conservative government would put it in jeopardy.
His speech to a City audience today will come after figures yesterday showed that Britain's trade deficit widened unexpectedly in January and exports slumped at the fastest pace in more than three years.
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"Budget in a fortnight as Britain heads for May 6 election", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2010. Consulté le 10/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/budget-in-a-fortnight-as-britain-heads-for-may-6-election