• News Feeds
Page last updated at 08:05 GMT, Friday, 30 April 2010 09:05 UK

Mandelson: 'Tough choices, tough medicine'

Advertisement

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has said that the UK faces a "tough financial climate" in the coming years. He told Today presenter Evan Davis that the Labour Party would prescribe "tough medicine" in order to cut public expenditure.

And he insisted that Labour had spelt out its tax and spending plans very clearly:

"In the case of tax rises, we've published all the detail of the rises. We need to halve the deficit over four years totalling £19bn, and in the case of spending, we've made it absolutely clear that there are going to be tough choices with around £38bn of reductions against plans that will have to be found.

"So I don't think it's fair to say that we have left the public in any doubt about the size and scale of the turnaround and what's involved."


To get the latest election news from Radio 4, subscribe to our RSS feed .

Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.


SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific