Sunday Express - - FINANCIAL -

BORIS John­son’s Con­ser­va­tive Party may have a strong lead in the polls, but a clear ma­jor­ity could still elude them.

Brexit is not done yet. Us-china trade wars are drag­ging on, with US Pres­i­dent Don­aldtrump’s move to sign the pro-pro­tester Hong Kong bill rais­ing the stakes.

The global econ­omy is slow­ing. Un­cer­tainty is rife.

So what do Bri­tons do? Hit the shops for the an­nual Black

Fri­day and Cy­ber Mon­day splurge. Or in­creas­ingly, hit the in­ter­net.

Christ­mas is just weeks away and no­body is go­ing to let po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic wor­ries wreck the fes­tive shop­ping spree.

Wages are grow­ing in real terms, up 3.6 cent in the past three months, while an­nual in­fla­tion fell to 1.5 per cent in Oc­to­ber.

This is put­ting real money into peo­ple’s pock­ets, giv­ing


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