Clegg makes infrastructure admission ahead of growth figures

Nick Clegg's comments that the Coalition had made a mistake by not spending enough on infrastructure came ahead of the latest growth figures, which will be announced today.

Nick Clegg
The Deputy Prime Minister said more should have been spent on infrastructure. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive

The Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King has already hinted that today's figures will be disappointing.

He said the figures will reveal what happened in the last three months of 2012 are likely to be "considerably weaker" than over the summer.

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Clegg: Govt made spending error

Nick Clegg admitted the Government made an error in failing to spend enough on big infrastructure projects, as the UK awaits the latest growth figures.