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Brown’s few billion should give us pause for thought

17th April, 2010

The most animated part of the live, televised 90minute debate between the political leaders in Britain last week came when Gordon Brown and David Cameron had a tetchy exchange on the state of Britain’s budget deficit.

Brown warned that Cameron’s plans to cut government spending this year - by £6 billion - risked tipping the country into a double dip recession.

The prime minister said: ‘‘Take £6 billion out of the...

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