UK coalition partner accuses Cameron of 'devastating' spending cuts

December 14, 2014 3:48 PM

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UK coalition partner accuses Cameron of 'devastating' spending cuts

LONDON (Reuters) - The junior partner in Britain's two-party coalition government, the Liberal Democrats, on Sunday accused Prime Minister David Cameron of planning "devastating" spending cuts, their latest attempt to differentiate themselves before next year's election.

Vince Cable, an outspoken Liberal Democrat minister for business, said Cameron's Conservatives, if re-elected alone, would push through spending cuts to reduce the country's deficit that would drastically reduce the police budget and mean Britain's armed forces would become "largely ceremonial".

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