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Good to hear this kind of talk:
By Gonzalo Vina
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) — Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling said the Conservative Party plans to cut spending and welfare programs risked â€œcrashingâ€ the British economy, his strongest attack yet on the opposition as the election nears. Darling said Conservative leader David Cameronâ€™s plan to phase out the â€œNew Dealâ€ welfare programs built up by the Labour government would hurt the nationâ€™s poorest people and that cutting the budget deficit now would threaten the recovery.
â€œProposing to end support for the economy and scrap the New Deal is entirely wrong and downright daft,â€ Darling told reporters in Istanbul today after attending a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of Seven. â€œEither he doesnâ€™t understand what he is doing or he is not coming clean about what he is doing. Nobody else is advocating what he is proposing.â€