YEP Says, April 8: Cameron needs to convince us recovery is for all

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IF David Cameron’s campaign team are still wondering why the Prime Minister has failed to build a decisive lead in the polls, the latest figures from debt charity StepChange could provide an answer.

IF David Cameron’s campaign team are still wondering why the Prime Minister has failed to build a decisive lead in the polls, the latest figures from debt charity StepChange could provide an answer.

The Leeds-based organisation’s statistics indicate that UK families are among the most indebted in the world, with the average person who gets in touch with the charity owing more than £11,000 in credit cards, loans and other unsecured debts.

It is a wake-up call to those who would assert that the recovery is now being felt in all quarters.

While it is true that Britain is faring far better than most countries, including Germany, the supposed financial bedrock of the European Union, too many people are unable to save because of stagnant wages and rising living costs.

If David Cameron does not secure an outright majority on May 7 it will be in no small part due to his failure to convince voters that they too will share the benefits of his much-vaunted “long term economic plan”.

Britain may well be experiencing a recovery of sorts, but all the signs are that, at the moment, it’s one that favours only a relatively small section of society.

If David Cameron is to convince ordinary people to place their trust in his party then he needs to prove that the recovery is for everyone.

Knockout support on Josh’s big night

JOSH Warrington’s public training session at The Light yesterday may have been a bit of fun, but the serious stuff is about to begin.

The Leeds fighter is days away from the biggest night of his life as he prepares to take on the Philippines’ Dennis Tubieron at the First Direct Arena.

It’s a daunting prospect for the 24-year-old – but he’ll have some heavyweight support in the shape of Elland Road hero Vinnie Jones who will join him on his walk to the ring.

But the biggest presence in his corner will be his home city crowd.

Here’s hoping they can roar Josh to a famous victory on Saturday night.

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