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Chancellor George Osborne and child benefit

PR Week has a story about the Chancellor’s announcement on child benefit, including a quote from myself:

Conservative spin doctor Andy Coulson should get ‘top marks’ for timing announcements about child benefit cuts with the start of the Tory party conference – that was the message from former Sun political editor George Pascoe-Watson as Chancellor George Osborne announced child benefit was to be axed for higher rate taxpayers…

He said: ‘Full marks to the Andy Coulson media operation.

‘The Tory conference carries one message; the nation must pull together to get us out of the trouble Labour put us in.’ …

Mark Pack said, ”I think this has been nicely timed – one of the things about the Labour conference was that there was so little policy news or proposals that the coverage was dominated by the two Milliband brothers.

‘I think it sends out a clear signal that the Government can cut without creating administration, and without affecting those who need money the most.’

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