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New Labour strategy: NHS and overseas aid will not be spared cuts

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/07/2009

Patrick Wintour

"Health and overseas aid budgets will not be spared from a programme of public spending cuts that will be rolled out by ministers over the next two months, the Guardian has learned.

"Gordon Brown and the chancellor, Alistair Darling, agreed the outlines of the new strategy through two lengthy discussions this summer - and it will be billed as a return to New Labour's original commitment to public service reform.

"Though Labour will not ring-fence any government department's spending programme, it will focus on "protecting activities and priorities" such as education and fighting child poverty."

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"New Labour strategy: NHS and overseas aid will not be spared cuts", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2009. Consulté le 05/08/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/new-labour-strategy-nhs-and-overseas-aid-will-not-be-spared-cuts