Osborne opens Spending Review: From rescue to recovery

George Osborne opened his Spending Review explaining the coalition had brought the deficit down by a third, helped a record number of people into work and it "taken our economy back from the brink of bankruptcy".

And the chancellor told the House of Commons that Britain was moving out of intensive care "from rescue to recovery", before he set out plans with three key terms: reform, growth and fairness.

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