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20 October 2010

The assault on the poor

The Spending Review is reckless, unnecessary and unfair.

By Mehdi Hasan

Here are four key points that stand out from George Osborne’s Spending Review:

1) £7bn squeezed from the welfare budget, on top of the £11bn already announced.

2) 28 per cent cut in local council budgets over four years.

3) 60 per cent sliced off the affordable housing budget.

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4) 490,000 jobs gone in the public sector over the next four years.