Conservative minister Michael Gove
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Spending Review: Gove on 'difficult next few years'

The Chancellor, George Osborne is preparing to announce the results of the Government's spending review.

Some government departments could lose 25 per cent of their budget and 500,00 jobs are expected to go.

Education Minister Michael Gove told the BBC the government was committed to shielding the NHS and schools from cuts, but admitted "the next few years are going to be extraordinarily difficult".

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