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Chancellor faces down Cabinet 'jitters' about economic strategy

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/05/2011

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"George Osborne has been forced to fend off doubts about his economic strategy from cabinet colleagues worried that growth is so weak. The Chancellor, who refuses to consider a "Plan B", defended his approach in a discussion on Britain's economic prospects at Tuesday's cabinet meeting.

"One minister described the doubts as "jitters" rather than demands for a change of course. It is understood that the most searching questions were asked by Conservative rather than Liberal Democrat ministers.

"Downing Street aides insisted there is "no wobble" despite criticism from economists and Labour that the economy is "flatlining" because the Government is going "too far, too fast" on spending cuts. The minister added: "We will stay the course. It is still early days.""

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"Chancellor faces down Cabinet 'jitters' about economic strategy", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 19/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/chancellor-faces-down-cabinet-jitters-about-economic-strategy