The BBC does say this:
Serious damage will be done to industry if only certain government departments are subject to spending cuts, Business Secretary Vince Cable has warned.
In a Guardian interview at the Lib Dem spring conference, he questioned whether departments such as health and development should be protected.’
From the Guardian:
‘Cable challenged the whole premise of the spending review, including Cameron’s insistence that the schools, health, aid and defence equipment budgets must be excluded from the cuts, as they have been since 2010.
He said: “All our departments should be doing their bit by efficiency and reform.” ‘
Nothing from Labour either so far…..no ‘Grannies and children will die if Cable cuts the NHS’?
Wonder what Cable talked about when he had a little chat with Labour recently?
BBC are keen to highlight this Conservative cock up on ‘Today’:
‘Business minister Michael Fallon and Chris Leslie, shadow treasury minister, debate how damaging David Cameron’s “misrepresentation” of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s views may be for the government.’
Listen to the discussion
What does Cable say about that:
Did austerity kill growth?
‘The data does not support the conclusion that deficit reduction has had dramatic effects on the economy. There has been only modest reduction in the budget deficit.’
It looks like the BBC are very selective about which parts of Cable’s article they examine.
Talk about ‘Serious damage will be done to industry……in his department they had reached the point where further savings would do enormous damage to science and universities. ‘ and it is reported….talk about cutting NHS or schools and it is downplayed and the consequences of any cuts are left unsaid.