Beware the government's big promises.
The Treasury has just admitted to me that the £50 billion spending on infrastructure due in 2015, and the whopping £300 billion over the decade, are exactly the same amounts that have already been promised.
And while they are very cagey about giving the precise numbers of projects completed as things stand today, only eight of the Government's original 40 priority projects will be complete by next April.
The year after, they say that figure will be 50 percent.
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.