Nick Clegg has attacked the Conservatives' post-2015 spending plans, saying it is "undeliverable" to expect the working poor to shoulder the burden of deficit reduction.
My view is what George Osborne has said for the Conservative party plan if they were in government on their own after next May are undeliverable. It is simply not deliverable, either econmically, socially, politically, in my view, to say that all the cuts, and all the savings in the future...will come from further sacrifices from the working-age poor only.
I think, quite understandably many, many millions of people who are in working-age poverty in this country will say 'well why do we have to pick up the tab for the mistakes made by the bankers?'.
The Deputy Prime Minister said planned spending cuts were "achievable", but that the wealthy should be made to contribute more to deficit reduction.
The Chancellor must tell voters whether what he's proposing is really a re-think of the role of the state.
For all the criticism of spending reductions under the Coalition, there are actually more cuts to come after 2015.
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