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Explaining the national debt (in three minutes)

The Institute for Fiscal Studies said it could be well into the 2030s before the UK returns within Gordon Brown's rule of national debt never rising above 40% of the country's GDP, with the Government borrowing £180bn this year.

But where does all this money come from, and who lends it ? Giles Dilnot reports.

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