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10 Cuts George Osborne Could Make That Even Lefties Would Back

13/01/2014 16:33 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 23:56 GMT
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George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, pauses during a speech at Sertec Group Holdings Ltd., in Birmingham, U.K., on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Osborne set out his plan to ease the burden on families while reiterating his goal to shrink the deficit as he says tax cuts will have to be funded by spending reductions. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

George Osborne signalled last week that he'd need to come back for £25 billion more cuts after 2015.

All this after promising in 2011 that "we have already asked the British people for what is needed, and today we do not need to ask for more."

After suggesting 10 tax rises Osborne could do to avoid making the cuts, here are 10 cuts the chancellor could make that would have the rare achievement of getting swift support from his critics on the political left.