CITY VIEWS: DO YOU BELIEVE LABOUR WILL INTRODUCE TOUGH FISCAL RULES TO CUT THE DEFICIT?

TROY SOP | DEUTSCHE BANK
“Just look at the Labour party’s track record. I don't believe Ed Balls. We built up this deficit when he was in power. I don't believe his party has changed at all. Labour won’t be any different next time round.”

MARC TAYLOR | CNS
“It's easy for Balls to say he will be tough on the deficit, but I don't believe him. The main reason the UK has such a large deficit is because Labour was in power. If they were to win the next election, I don’t think they’d be any different to Gordon Brown.”

ROGER INGLES | ELYSIAN
“I don't believe Balls. He is just giving the typical response you always get from parties in opposition. If Labour were in power, David Cameron would be saying something similar, and I wouldn't believe him either. Politicians only say what people want to hear.”

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