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Prime Minister will cut public spending

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is planning to issue a list of specific public spending cuts before the election, according to reports this morning.

Brown will admit that Labour needs to go further than the £35bn of cost cutting it has already committed to in a bid to win over voters, according to The Independent.

As part of Brown’s autumn “fightback”, Cabinet ministers will announce that some projects will be abandoned, shelved or delayed to save money.

Brown has been reluctant to use the word “cuts” but it is believed he will bow to pressure from Cabinet ministers, including Chancellor Alistair Darling, to change his language on public spending.


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  1. You must be joking 25th August 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Did Gordon say “cuts”
    OK, I admit I had to read this article twice due to a small speck on my screen and having forgot what the article was about! My mind had wondered and I, rather unfortunately, thought that he could have been talking about various cabinet members! Anyway, of course Gordon won’t refer to an reduction in public spending as a “cut”, how could he? So here are a couple of suggestions: “positive tightening” “opposing increase” “necessary easing” (I like that one, it’ll make him sound like Mervyn King!)

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