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Alan Johnson said in response to the OBR's supplementary forecast information today that the coalition's VAT rise will reduce the level of real GDP in 2011/12:

"David Cameron promised he wouldn't raise VAT because it hits the poorest hardest. He broke that promise. Now the independent OBR has told us the impact of David Cameron's very own jobs tax - slower growth and fewer jobs."

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