Austerity Britain

The coalition is sticking with its 'Plan A' to reduce Britain's fiscal deficit sooner rather than later. Its leaders trumpet the advantages of maintaining the UK's credibility, but at the cost of sweeping cuts affecting every area of public spending. As the below shows, the challenges this poses for politicians - both in government and in opposition - are acute...

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George Osborne with his Lib Dem deputy, Danny Alexander

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