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Has the government introduced another U-turn on spending plans?

Alistair Darling has this evening being quoted in the Daily Telegraph as suggesting that the UK government will in fact introduced a watered-down spending plan before the next general election. This is completely at odds with Gordon Brown's recent announcement that a spending plan prior to the next election was impossible because of the volatility of the UK economy. After attacking the Conservative party for their rumoured 10% cuts across the board, the Labour Party has come under increasing pressure to at least indicate its thoughts and opinions on future spending in the public sector.

The Chancellor, completely at odds with Gordon Brown, appears to have left the door open with regards to a spending review over the next 12 months which should give voters more data to chew on prior to the next election. Interestingly we have yet to see Gordon Brown comment upon the suggestion by Alistair Darling although no doubt he will come under severe pressure over the following days and weeks. It is difficult sometimes to understand where we are with regards to the UK government because Gordon Brown's regime has performed more U-turns over the last few months than any party in recent history.

The more U-turns the Labour Party announces the less trust that voters will have in the current government.

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