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Vince Cable, MP - UK Business Secretary

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 07 December 2011

Britain is experiencing the deepest, most sustained decline in living standards in 50 years.

The best the Government can do is promise that the pain will be shared by all.

But is that really the case?

And where will economic growth come from in this prolonged era of austerity?

Stephen Sackur speaks to Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business and one of the senior Liberal Democrats in David Cameron's coalition cabinet.

The grim economic outlook will dominate the politics of the next decade.

Will it wreck the coalition?

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