Immediate public spending cuts of £6.25 billion are designed to send a "shockwave" through Whitehall, the Government has announced.
The Chancellor, standing alongside his Lib Dem deputy at the Treasury, David Laws, said the reductions would be made while maintaining ''frontline'' services in key areas such as the NHS. He also announced that schools spending would be protected.
That wasn't a spending cut, that was a M & S spending cut. For fuck's sake get on with it man.