Osborne’s cuts: where will the axe fall?

There may not be a general election until May 2015, but the recent “salvos” from David Cameron and George Osborne are typical of the start of an election year, says Steve Richards in The Independent.

The essence of their pitch is that a lot has been done towards tackling the deficit, but there is still a long way to go. So we’ll be getting good and bad news in 2014. The “good news” is that Cameron confirmed the ‘triple lock’ on pensions; the bad news is that Osborne is insisting that £25bn of cuts are required after 2015, £12bn of [...]

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