The shadow chancellor Ed Balls has jokingly responded to the photo tweeted by the Chancellor of him eating a takeaway while finishing his speech on spending cuts:
Mr Balls had tried to persuade George Osborne to sign up for a marathon while the pair were both on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday
Shadow financial secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie writes for ITV News in response to the Chancellor's Spending Review.
While the Conservatives and Lib Dem strategies are clear enough, Labour's response to government cuts is not yet obvious.
By excluding pensions and the benefits associated with the economic cycle, Osborne has put an automatic cap on a narrow range of benefits.