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'Green shoots' remarks defended

A Labour business minister has said she can see some signs of economic recovery, echoing Norman Lamont's "green shoots" blunder in the 1991 recession.

Baroness Shriti Vadera's comments on ITV's Lunchtime News came as thousands more job cuts were announced across the UK.

Nick Robinson reports.


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