Diane “slurpy” Abbott demonstrates one of the more unusual ways to engage in parliamentary debate. Listen carefully.
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Wow. The Tories have been talking about austerity. But, understandably, until now they have been less than specific about where they will make cuts. Then Andrew Lansley popped up on the Today programme.
As he defended a Tory pledge to maintain real terms increases in health spending, Lansley said there would be a 10 per cent cut in spending in unprotected departments. It goes well beyond what the Tories have said before. This is the key quote:
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