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Nick Clegg takes on Lib Dem party delegates in key conference debate

No thanks to Vince: Clegg wins Lib Dem backing for coalition's austerity drive

Nick Clegg has won his party's renewed support for the coalition's austerity drive, after rebels calling for a "rebalanced" economic policy were roundly defeated.

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  • George Osborne faces criticism from Unite's Len McCluskey

    Osborne 'pigheaded' over economy

    The chancellor's economic policies are relying too heavily on the private sector, according to Unite's general secretary.

  • A riot policeman looks on as violent protests take place against spending cuts last month

    Unions warn of 'sustained war'

    The government should prepare itself for "sustained war" with the trade union movement as austerity Britain starts to bite, leaders have warned.

  • Anarchists on the streets of London

    London pays the price

    A small group of Black Bloc anarchists have stolen the headlines with violent action across central London, after an estimated 250,000 marched peacefully across the capital.

  • Protesters march down Whitehall during the March for the Alternative

    Miliband addresses 'mainstream' anti-cuts rally

    Ed Miliband has told tens of thousands of protesters at the TUC's anti-cuts rally they represent "the mainstream majority in this country".

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