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The government have a lot to think about if they are to prevent what some economists are calling a possible double dip recession. However they must consider the future and the large debts that have already been accumulated. The Labour party see the way forward as maintaining spending and increasing taxes, one idea being the new 50% tax on earnings over £150,000. The Conservatives on the other hand think that the only way ahead is to cut government spending.

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So should the government increase taxes or cut spending? This could be a great class discussion/debate.

Here are some articles you may want to use:
OECD article
BBC article
Another BBC article

At the end of the debate you could ask pupils to go the this article and vote in the e-poll.

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