If Britain were Greece...

Job losses in the tens of thousands, drastic wage cuts, and working even further into old age - just some of the challenges that would loom in the UK if the government had to introduce austerity cuts on the scale currently facing the Greeks.

For BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House - the Sunday Times Economics Editor, David Smith, was asked to imagine what would happen if Britain had Greece's problems.

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Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 29 February 2012.

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