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'No giveaway Budget' says Darling

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Chancellor Alistair Darling has warned people not to expect a "giveaway" when the government's Budget is announced later this month.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Darling said that the Budget would be "sensible" and "reflect the times in which we live".

He reaffirmed his commitment to halve the country's budget deficit over a four-year period. Hugh Pym reports.

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