Crunch budget choice: welfare or stimulus
Tensions mount in cabinet over whether tough welfare cuts must still go ahead, writes Pat Leahy.
Ministers will have to choose between spending on welfare or a stimulus package when they face budget decisions in the summer and early autumn.
Budget tensions in government are already rising as ministers face choices between easing austerity - especially on welfare budgets - and a jobs and stimulus plan which would focus on construction projects such as schools and health centres.
Labour ministers are nervous about the political fallout from further swingeing cuts to...
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