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Osborne insists 'difficult decisions will protect NHS'

Chancellor George Osborne insists the "difficult decisions" he has made will protect the NHS after delivering his final pre-election Budget yesterday.

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Balls: Public service cuts 'quite a chilling prospect'

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has told Good Morning Britain that cuts in public services are "quite a chilling prospect" following George Osborne's final pre-election Budget.

Describing the Chancellor's Budget as "out of touch", Balls said, "This idea that it is going well for people I just don't think fits with our lives."

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls speaks to Good Morning Britain. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

"Don't forget, a few years ago George Osborne said he was going to balance the books ... and he's failed," Balls said.

"it doesn't have to be this way. We could have had a better Budget for working people that boosted wages and got the economy growing in a more sustainable way - he didn't do any of those things".

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