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Clarke defends tax plans

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Cutting inheritance tax would not be a high priority for an incoming Tory government, Ken Clarke has said.

The shadow business secretary told the BBC's Politics Show its main economic goals would be to cut public debt and restore growth.

The Tories' pledge to take millions of families out of inheritance tax in September 2007 was seen as a key moment in reviving their political fortunes.

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