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Ed Balls: My only test is trust of British people

The shadow chancellor Ed Balls has told the Today programme that his only test is winning the trust of the British people at the next election.

Interviewed on the Today programme, Mr Balls claimed that the government's economic plan "has completely failed, even on their own terms".

And he told presenter Sarah Montague that, had he been chancellor, he would have announced an immediate tax cut in yesterday's budget plus a VAT cut for a year as well as £3bn in investment to "build the houses we need".

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 21 March 2013.

  • 21 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK