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Mandelson on spending strategy

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Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has said Labour must return to the commitment in its 1997 manifesto to be "wise", rather than "big", spenders.

His speech at the London School of Economics came as debate rages about how the government is aiming to halve its budget deficit - expected to reach £175bn this year - within four years.

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