Nick Clegg speaking at the Liberal Democrat conference
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Clegg warns of 'long, hard road' to economic recovery

Britain faces a "long, hard road" to economic recovery, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has warned.

In his speech to the Liberal Democrat conference, the deputy prime minister insisted the government would not perform a U-turn over spending cuts.

The squeeze was tough but right, he said, adding that ministers could still "do more" to boost growth.

Labour accused Mr Clegg of "sacrificing liberal tradition for personal ambition" by joining the coalition.

Nick Robinson reports.

  • 21 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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