Political Currency

Tax, Lies and Leaders on Tour

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Episode notes

The first election TV debate might be over, but the ripples of Rishi Sunak’s £2000 tax claim are still being felt around Westminster and beyond. Ed Balls and George Osborne wonder whether this could become the defining issue of this election - and question how on earth Keir Starmer was so underprepared for it. 

As the party leaders continue on their tours of constituency hotspots, what’s the real story behind their campaigns? Handily, George knows a thing or two, having run an election campaign himself, and he draws back the curtain on what’s really going on.

And if there’s one thing Ed and George love, it’s a budget - so when can we expect the first post-election fiscal event? 

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Producer: Rosie Stopher

Production support: Miriam Hall

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