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Spending cuts 'should start sooner'


Opposition parties have attacked as "fantasy" economic growth predictions contained in Alistair Darling's Budget. George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, gives his reaction to claims that the UK economy would grow by 1.25% next year and 3.5% in 2011 - suggesting that the government should start cutting public spending sooner than planned.

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