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Bitesized Blighty: March 27, 2015

Danny Calogero

Round-up news from across the Atlantic . . .

 David Cameron and Ed Miliband both faced a grilling from Britain's most fierce interviewer, Jeremy Paxman, as the General Election race officially kicked off this week. The "debate" proved particularly popular online with #BattleForNumber10 trending on Twitter in the UK and globally. This has led to predictions that GE2015 might be the UK's first "social media election".

The Prime Minister found out this week, however, that older voters may be the toughest audience to please. When speaking to the Age UK conference, Mr. Cameron was heckled and mocked during his speech—definitely worth a watch!

Britain edged a step closer to deflationary territory this week as it was revealed that inflation fell to zero for the first time since the current records began. However, this may not necessarily be bad news. According to Chris Williamson, the chief economist at Markit, "the drop in inflation is a boon to the economy, providing households with greater spending power at a time when pay growth remains frustratingly weak."

Finally, are you sitting comfortably? Well, maybe you shouldn't be. A survey by the British Heart Foundation has found that too many people are inactive at work, leading to a number of negative health consequences. Luckily, the helpful chaps at City AM have put together some tips to help you keep the blood pumping whilst you're at work. End of Story

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