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The internet now accounts for 10.7 per cent of all retail sales
CPI and RPI both drop by 0.2 points
Even Tory voters are opposed to the abolition of the 50p tax rate.
For nine years of Thatcher's premiership, the top rate was 60 per cent.
The number of working days lost to strike action reached a 20-year high last year.
270,000 public sector jobs were cut in 2011 but just 226,000 private sector jobs were created.
The French president is now leading François Hollande in the first round.