George Osborne , Conservative Party Conference at the ICC in Birmingham,
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Osborne Spending review is not an 'election pitch'

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has warned that whoever wins the next general election will face more "difficult choices" on spending.

Asked by the Today programme's Evan Davis whether that would include tax rises, Mr Osborne said he had never made clear guarantees about taxes.

He said yesterday's Spending Review was not an "election pitch" but part of progressive reforms to public services, designed to help low income families.

The government will outline details of a an investment programme in rail, roads, and housing later today.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 27 June 2013.