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Dave Asher (March 6), Before the global financial crash in 2008, the UK enjoyed steady, if not spectacular, economic growth during Labour’s first 10 years in office – the longest uninterrupted period of growth in 200 years.

Gordon Brown sold off the gold reserves at rock bottom prices to diversify the country’s assets. The Bank of England did the same in the early 1970s.

Gordon Brown continued a process begun by previous Tory governments, closing a tax loophole that for decades had unfairly benefited many private funds and their pensions.

UKIP are another right- wing party led by a staunch Thatcherite.

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