Dean of Newcastle: Cutbacks are "disproportionate"

A leading North East clergyman has attacked the Chancellor of the Exchequer over cutbacks in the region.

The Dean of Newcastle has written to George Osbourne saying austerity measures in the North of England are disproportionate to the rest of the country.

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Dean of Newcastle attacks cuts

One of the region's leading clergyman has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to speak out against the proposed level of cutbacks.