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Alan Johnson MP, Labour's Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, responding to the public sector borrowing figures published today said:
"Today's record borrowing figures show that when it comes to getting the deficit down, growth matters. That's why the impact of this Tory-led Government's austerity rhetoric on consumer and business confidence is such a risk - even before the impact of public spending cuts start to be felt."

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