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Angela Eagle MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said in response to Danny Alexander’s announcements today on public sector pensions:

“By once again acting in a rash and irresponsible manner Ministers seem to be more interested in provoking confrontation with public sector workers than sensible negotiation. 

“Making arbitrary announcements through the newspapers in the middle of talks with the trade unions will do nothing to avoid the industrial action nobody wants to see.  Even Andrew Lansley and Michael Gove are warning privately that the Treasury is taking a reckless approach to these negotiations.”

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