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Hughes: Necessary reductions in public spending are as fair as possible

October 20, 2010 5:31 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting on today's Comprehensive Spending Review, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes said:

"Liberal Democrats can be clear that the spending review contains many important decisions clearly aimed at making the big but necessary reductions in public spending as fair as possible.

"The Government is also clearly determined that new investment should deliver lasting green growth - and bring an end to the greedy, dangerous and insecure economic expansion of recent years.

"There will be difficult times ahead in many households and communities and it would not be right to jump to conclusions about what the effect of today's decisions will be either nationally or locally.

"Liberal Democrats in national and local government will never give up our work to deliver a fairer society and make sure public services are always provided to protect the poor, the needy and the vulnerable."