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Is David Cameron keeping to his pre-election promises?

As we look back upon the coalition government's first 100 days in office there are mixed views as to the success of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government. While there is no doubt that David Cameron in particular has hit the ground running with regards to budget reductions, tax rises and a tackling of the UK sovereign debt situation, the news surrounding the benefits system is not quite as upbeat.

There are many headlines in the financial press today suggesting that David Cameron has backtracked on a pre-election promise to protect the benefits and the state assistance offered to the middle classes in the UK. Indeed there is talk that child benefit will be taken away for those in the middle income bracket and potentially winter fuel allowances for the elderly could be "means tested". This is certainly not what a number of Conservative/Liberal Democrat voters expected from the coalition government but in reality there are still billions upon billions of pounds of savings which need to be made.

The truth is that no new government has ever entered office and stuck to initial pre-election promises so why would we expect any different from the coalition government?

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