Labour will cut public spending, says Brown

It might have been a long time coming but, in a speech to the annual TUC Congress last week, British prime minister Gordon Brown finally admitted that the Labour government would have to cut public expenditure to pay for the bank bailout and the mass

19th September, 2009

It might have been a long time coming but, in a speech to the annual TUC Congress last week, British prime minister Gordon Brown finally admitted that the Labour government would have to cut public expenditure to pay for the bank bailout and the massive fiscal stimulus.

‘‘Labour will cut costs, cut inefficiencies, cut unnecessary programmes and cut lower priority budgets,” Brown told union leaders, before reassuring them that ‘‘people will see that Labour will...

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