'There is an alternative to these cuts', says Ed Balls
The shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said the Labour Party has a "clear alternative" to the government's plans for spending cuts, at a march in London.
Mr Balls stressed the need to get the deficit down, "but in a steady way, to half the deficit in four years, not to abolish it entirely".
He was joining people from across the country converging on London for a march, in protest at the coalition government's plans.
Ministers say the cuts are necessary to fix the public finances.
26 Mar 2011
- From the section UK