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Can the UK economy be 're-balanced'?

Borrowing and unemployment are set to be higher than forecast and spending cuts to carry on to 2017, Chancellor George Osborne said in his Autumn Statement.

With these constraints, can the government's plan of shifting economic growth to the private sector succeed?

Newsnight's Economics editor Paul Mason reports.

Broadcast on Tuesday 29 November 2011.

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