Budget 2012: UK needs confidence, says Alistair Darling

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The UK economy will grow more quickly this year than previously forecast, Chancellor George Osborne has said.

The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts growth of 0.8% in 2012, compared with its autumn estimate of 0.7%.

But former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling said the forecast level of growth was "miserable".

"Confidence is what we need to get back," he said.

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