Labour: Govt's 'totally chaotic' spending negotiations

It's c this way, with big departments like defence and work and pensions yet to reach agreement.

And the reason why George Osborne has been forced to ask for more cuts is because his total failure on living standards and growth has led to billions more borrowing than he planned.

Far from balancing the books the deficit is now set to be over £90 billion in 2015.

– Chris Leslie, shadow financial secretary to the Treasury

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Cameron's Armed Forces vow

The PM has said difficult decisions have had to be made on the defence budget after the head of the Army warned about any further cuts. Six more government departments have agreed to budget cuts as the Treasury seeks to find £11.5bn worth of savings