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WBR: UK government delivers pre-election budget

March 18th, 2015

Episode 256 of 901 episodes

We have comprehensive coverage of the UK budget, 50 days before a general election. Our reporter Lucy Burton takes the economic temperature on the UK high street, plus we have analysis from noted economist Roger Bootle and British pressure group the Taxpayers' Alliance. Also in the programme, there have been anti-austerity protests in Frankfurt at the unveiling of the new headquarters of the European Central Bank. We talk to one of the protesters from the group 'Blockupy'. And as a new pound coin is revealed in the UK, we hear from 15-year-old David Pearce who won a competition to have his design engraved on the back.

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