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Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary responding to pictures of the Chief  Secretary to the Treasury holding documents showing nearly half a million jobs would be lost under the coalition's plans, said:

"The Tories and the Liberal Democrats still seem to think unemployment is a price worth paying. They are planning to put people out of work far faster than the private sector can create jobs for them to go to.

“The risk is that this will make reducing the deficit even more painful, as more and more money is spent on higher unemployment bills."

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