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Nick Robinson examines how governments collect and spend public money, revealing the endless pressure on politicians to spend more, and how hard they find it to resist.

Nick Robinson examines how governments collect and spend public money. In the first of a two-part series, he reveals the endless pressure on politicians to spend more, and how hard they find it to resist. He looks at who gets what - and why - and shows how easy it is for money to be wasted.

Featuring frank interviews with Westminster's big beasts and encounters with voters around Britain, the programme provides a fresh insight into what caused the current financial climate, and how tricky it is for governments to balance the books.

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Wed 23 Nov 2011 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Nick Robinson
Producer Adam Grimley
Director Adam Grimley
Executive Producer Diana Martin

Broadcast

  • Wed 23 Nov 2011 21:00