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David Laws MP: 'There are still cuts to come'

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The coalition is halfway through its term. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have had their differences, but say they are in it for the full duration.

Schools Minister and Liberal Democrat David Laws told the Today programme: "While we are in government with the Conservatives, we have a responsibility to deliver the policies as far as we can in our manifesto and to get the economy back under control.

"There is a way to go to deliver on our pledge made in May 2010 to sort out the public finances... good progress has been made so far, but obviously there is a long way to go.

"There are still cuts to come and everybody in the country knows why."

"In May 2015, we and the Conservative Party will fight on our own independent manifestos, and our public can then judge us not just on our record, but can judge which party they want to represent them in the next parliament."


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