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Posted on 22 August 2012 at 16:59 GMT
Socialist Party's Hannah Sell on Jeremy Vine show today
Hannah Sell addresses Socialism 2011, photo Socialist Party
22 August 2012: Available for seven days on the BBC iplayer, listen to Hannah Sell, Socialist Party's Deputy General Secretary, who explains that only 10% of the cuts have been carried out, yet there has already been a 250% increase in youth unemployment in 2011, while Ruth Porter, Communications Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs wants, Hannah says, "cuts with nobs on", and more support for the failed system of big business, which will not spent its enormous cash piles.
To go directly to the debate, go to approximately 6 minutes into the programme.
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