Pre-Budget Report 2009: Political reactions

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Gina Dyer
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The chancellor has made his position clear, but what do other politicians think of today's measures? We'll be updating this feed of political responses to the Pre-Budget Report throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Ken Clarke, shadow business secretary

Conservative Party

“The government's reaction to the worst of the credit crunch was slow, piecemeal and inadequate".

On the topic of a proposed 'supertax' on bonuses, he commented: "It;s all tinsel really - because they will pay themselves in other ways. It's just the sort of stuff that Gordon and Peter have insisted the chancellor, who they didn't want to be chancellor, put in"

Vince Cable, shadow chancellor

Liberal Democrats

"What we needed was a national economi...

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