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Cameron admits tax break gaffe

Conservative Party leader David Cameron has admitted he “messed up” over the Tories' commitment to a marriage tax break, but insisted it would be delivered within a Parliament.

After days of Labour claims that Conservative tax policy was in disarray, the Tory leader sought to draw a line by saying he had simply “misdescribed” his party's position.

Confusion overshadowed a major Tory election campaign launch on Monday, when Mr Cameron appeared to downgrade his commitment to a tax incentive for marriage.

Having previously promised that it would be introduced under a Tory government, he told an interviewer that he only “hoped” to do so.

The Tory leader said yesterday: “I give dozens of interviews every week and on Monday I messed up.”

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