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John and Jim's review


Plans to get 600,000 people off welfare and into work are being proposed by an independent think tank, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ).

The former Conservative leader, Iain Duncan Smith, who founded the CSJ, explained why he believes the current system is "complicated and out of control" .

The shadow chancellor, George Osborne, appeared on the programme to discuss some confidential Treasury documents which the Conservatives say show that the government has been debating a cut in public spending of nearly 10% in real terms over the four years after 2010.

Mr Osborne discussed what, if proven to be true, these documents show about government spending plans .

And correspondent Mike Thomson began a first of a series of reports from Somalia, often called "the most dangerous country on earth".

Travelling with a UN convoy near the town of Dhusamareb in Central Somalia, he witnessed the grave situation currently faced by the war-torn African state.

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