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Treasury minister David Gauke on child benefit losers.

The Conservative Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke. Photograph: Getty Images.

I think there’s a lot of people who are in favour of reducing the deficit but then when it’s something that affects them there can be a degree of fiscal nimbyism.

Conservative Teasury minister David Gauke tells families losing their child benefit to stop complaining.

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