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Talk of the downturn turning down


It has been a gloomy week for Gordon Brown. Unemployment hit a 12-year high, the Bank of England gave further warnings of economic prospects in 2009 and Cabinet minister Ed Balls said the world was facing the worst recession for more than 100 years. Political editor Nick Robinson examines why the language of the downturn has taken a turn down.

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