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Clegg comments show deepening coalition divisions over cuts

The Conservatives must "come clean" about spending plans should they win the general election, says Nick Clegg.

The Lib Dem deputy PM told the BBC his coalition partners planned to "pare back" the state "remorselessly" after 2017 and their plans did not "add up".

Earlier Conservative Chancellor George Osborne suggested Mr Clegg's party planned "hefty income tax rises".

Labour's Chuka Umunna said spending cuts were "pulling the rug from under people".

Ben Wright reports.

  • 07 Dec 2014
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