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Debt 'shouldn't be a surprise' to government

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David Cameron admitted yesterday that controlling Britain's debt was "proving harder than anyone envisaged".

Political editor Nick Robinson analyses the government's position and Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research explains why he is glad the government is waking up to economic reality in the UK.


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