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Ed Balls: 'Osborne ignored our warning'

25 April 2012 Last updated at 12:03 BST

The UK has fallen back into recession after the economy shrank for the second quarter in a row between January and March.

A sharp fall in construction output was behind the surprise 0.2% contraction, the Office for National Statistics said.

The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, told the BBC that George Osborne had "ignored our warnings" and that "this recession was made in Downing Street".