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CITY VIEWS: ARE THE MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES DOING ENOUGH TO EXPLAIN HOW THEY’LL CUT THE BUDGET DEFICIT?

CATHERINE MULROY | DEUTSCHE BANK
“I think the Conservatives are being clear about cutting the budget deficit but the cuts proposed by the Liberal Democrats simply don’t add up. Labour seems to be showing no interest and is simply avoiding the question.”

CHRIS MORGAN | TOWERGATE INSURANCE
“The parties need to say more, as they are not doing much to help. The Conservatives are making the most noise about what needs to be done. The debates have been poor and people are doing their own research to find out more. ”

DHRUV PATEL | CLOCKWORK GROUP
“The Conservatives are the only party that has told us about cuts. The other two are more Keynsian and believe in investing in the public sector to grow the economy. It is not politically expedient to talk about cuts during an election. ”

SHAUN BUTLER | GROSVENOR BROKERS
“The parties don’t know what to do and are scared, which is why they’ve been so quiet about cutting the deficit. Public spending in the NHS and at councils can go, but I have no confidence that they’ll do what is necessary.”