George Pascoe-Watson The Sun:
Alistair Darling sought to neutralise the issue of inheritance tax as he stole three key policies from the Tories in his first tax and spending statement as Chancellor. What would have been the launch-pad for Labour's general election campaign if Gordon Brown had decided to call one next month was still a highly political package. Mr Darling tried to prevent the Tories reaping a reward for reform of death duties by acting only a week after they pledged to raise the threshold at which inheritance kicks in to £1m.
Benedict Brogan Daily Mail:
Mr Magpie: Chancellor steals Tories' thunder by using their ideas.
Alistair Darling staged a brazen raid on the Tory manifesto yesterday by offering many families immediate relief from death duties. The first major financial statement of Gordon Brown's premiership saw the Chancellor plunder a host of eye-catching Conservative ideas to shore up Labour's waning popularity. David Cameron and George Osborne watched gleefully as Mr Darling stunned MPs by stealing most of the tax proposals unveiled by the Tories at their conference barely a week ago.
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