Derek Simpson, Joint General Secretary of Unite union
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Unite boss: "We can't fall for this card trick again"

Joint General Secretary of the Unite union Derek Simpson has questioned the Government's motivation for imposing big spending cuts, warning the public not to "fall for the five card trick again" of cuts followed by tax "giveaways" at the next election.

He accepted there was a need to tackle the deficit but said that it should be done "over a planned and proper period".

Watch the full programme on The Andrew Marr Show website.

Read the transcript of the full interview with Derek Simpson

  • 08 Aug 2010
  • From the section Economy