David Cameron last night risked angering Tory MPs by warning that income tax cuts for middle-income earners are not a priority. The main concern is for the basic rate threshold to keep rising so that the low-paid escape tax altogether, he said. Full story >>
A blow (to somebody/something) is a sudden event which has damaging effects on somebody/something, causing sadness or disappointment. • Losing his job came as a terrible blow to him.