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Portillo attacks Brown

Shadow Chancellor Michael Portillo launched a bitter attack on Chancellor Gordon Brown’s pre-budget speech on Wednesday (8th November) claiming it showed the Government had made a major U-turn on pre-election promises.

Portillo accused Brown of introducing means testing on pensioners benefits and raiding the countries pension funds.

He declared: "This pre-budget speech offers only short term fixes."

"When will the Chancellor come up with some long term solutions for pensions."

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