Thomson Financial News - Politicians have been saying this recently over the last few weeks that the BoE has room for manoeuvre, and implying therefore that there's room to cut and that perhaps it should cut. They should leave it to the bank to decide. Ultimately it's up to the MPC, but it may be counterproductive in making the MPC feel that it needs to be absolutely sure that's it's doing it for economic reasons rather than being seen to be bowing to political pressure.