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Promises, promises

It is probably best not to count on election promises, but research still needs them

As Research Fortnight went to press, the main parties contesting the general election had yet to produce their manifestos. But promises have already been made in abundance.

More police, education, social care, railways, have all been outlined by one or both of Labour and the Conservatives. Both have also abandoned their opposition to increasing the national debt. So whoever wins, there should be money to spend.

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