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Somone should FOI Blair’s Fundamental Savings Review

By James Crabtree  
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The politics of the next four years will be about saving to exactly the same extent that the politics of the last four have been about spending. Interdepartmental cuts battles will replace those over investment. Alliances will be built around where  axes will fall. And ministers will create contrasting political narratives over the right way to wield the axe, just as Blairites and Brownites bashed eachother over reform. Recent weeks have seen some early marking of turf—for instance Andrew Adonis’s pre-emptive interview in the Independent trying…

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