Business Secretary renews call for higher borrowing

Vince Cable has renewed his call for billions of pounds more infrastructure investment funded by higher borrowing, saying the Government had to "really get moving".

Vince Cable, Business Secretary
Vince Cable, Business Secretary Credit: Press Association

The Business Secretary admitted there were dangers in pushing up the Government's debt in an effort to kickstart the economy. But he insisted the balance of risks seemed to be changing and ministers had to be open minded.

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Party members clash with Clegg

Nick Clegg was engaged in bad-tempered clashes with Liberal Democrat activists over so-called secret courts legislation and benefits changes tonight.