11/06/2010 | ID Cards | Cuts | Margaret Thatcher

Britain’s public finances took centre stage once again this week as the new Finance Minister announced how he will begin to chop public spending. We’ll be asking how George Osborne fared at his first question time session and where the axe is likely to fall. Also, the previous Government’s legislation to introduce identity cards is about to be repealed by the new Government. We talk to the former Home Secretary who admits he failed to win the argument on the need for them. And Margaret Thatcher was back in Downing Street this week for tea with the Prime Minister. Why does she still dominate UK politics, twenty years after she was toppled from power? All that in Politics UK

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28 minutes

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Sat 12 Jun 2010 03:32 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

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