Archive of 22 October 2010

Nick Clegg accused the IFS of distorting figures

Clegg faces IFS 'trashing' backlash

Nick Clegg faces criticism after attacking the Institute for Fiscal Studies' (IFS) assessment of the spending review as "complete nonsense".

  • CBI warns bankers off excessive bonuses

    Britain can survive the cuts - CBI

    The spending review will not cause the UK economy to fall back into recession, the outgoing head of the Confederation of British Industry has claimed.

  • Rupert Murdoch's papers backed the Tories before the election

    Murdoch backs coalition's cuts

    Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has given the coalition government's spending cuts plans his firm support, warning them they must "stay the political course" to remain popular.

  • Things look black - 'Cleggmania' must seem a very long time ago

    Lib Dem poll misery deepens

    One of the first polls conducted since the spending review sees the Liberal Democrats suffering their lowest ever rating by pollsters YouGov.

  • MoD insiders 'suspect political motive' for carrier penalty clauses

    Aircraft carrier dilemma details emerge

    Shipworkers would have been paid for doing nothing for 12 years if the defence review had turned its back on the two new aircraft carriers currently under construction, it has emerged.

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