English translation: Any future labour government that should come to power...
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18:39 Aug 9, 2002
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Linguistics / grammar
English term or phrase:pls help with the sentence below
The sentence is:
They’ve hamstrung any future Labour government by promising not to increase income tax.
I am not sure about the meaning of *any* here. This is about parliamentary elections (the ones in 1997, Britain). Does this sentence mean that
- if Labour comes... or is it rather that
- any Labour government in the foreseeable future...?