Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said in response to Nick Clegg's attack on the independent Institute of Fiscal Studies:
"Instead of trashing the Institute of Fiscal Studies, the Deputy Prime Minister should be owning up to the truth. This was a spending review driven by ideology, hitting lower and middle income families the hardest. We have consistently warned about the consequences of cutting too far and too fast. The unedifying spectacle of Mr Clegg rubbishing the IFS will convince nobody of the government's case."