Gosling's Grouse: Dangers of playing to the crowd at party conferences

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It is hard to take away anything from the political party conferences unless you are a die-hard fan of the party concerned, or obsessed with politics.

The two things I remember from the conferences this year are the government committing to selling off more Lloyds shares, and Labour suggesting another financial transaction tax. Days before the Chancellor's announcement about the Lloyds share sale, the FCA finally put a deadline of 2018 on claims for the mis-selling of PPI. This means at least another three years of those annoying phone calls asking you if you have been mis-sold. Lloyds has been at the forefront of the PPI scandal because it tried to sort out the issue as quickly as possible, albeit not that successfully as it contin...

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