Vince Cable: Spending cuts 'necessity not choice'

Union delegates have backed joint industrial action if "attacks" on jobs, pensions and public services go ahead.

The TUC's annual gathering backed a motion which included calls to build "a broad solidarity alliance of unions and communities under threat".

TUC chief Brendan Barber warned that big cuts would make Britain a "dark, brutish and more frightening place".

Business Secretary Vince Cable denied the cuts were an attack on the public sector.

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