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George Osborne: 'Public sector needs a strong economy'

George Osborne has said a strong economy is necessary to support the public sector.

Speaking a day after delivering his Budget, Mr Osborne said public services would fail if the economy failed.

He said his government would take "balanced judgements" over spending cuts, but, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility has described Mr Osborne's plans of a squeeze in spending for the first few years then a rise in spending as a "rollercoaster profile".

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