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Britain’s Labour party leads polls
Mon Aug 6, 2012 5:53PM
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Britain’s opposition Labour party is leading in opinion polls as the country grapples with double-dip economic recession and tensions between the coalition partners intensify, according to latest polls.


The latest poll of polls for The Independent newspaper shows that Labour’s support spiked to an average of 42 percent last month, nine points ahead of the Conservatives on 33 percent.

The Liberal Democrats, the junior party to the coalition government, slipped back to 11 percent, the polls showed.

A nine-point advantage would be enough to secure a convincing overall majority of 86 for Ed Miliband, the Labour party chief, in an election fought on the proposed new constituency boundaries, while the Liberal Democrats would face electoral meltdown.

This comes as Prime Minister David Cameron has earlier admitted that he cannot envisage an end to the country’s economic woes.

In a gloomy assessment of the financial outlook, the Prime Minister said the UK would face difficult spending choices in the foreseeable future.

And he confessed that the government’s austerity programme could continue into the next decade.

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