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Darker growth outlook pushes UK austerity plan off track

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers his autumn budget in parliament in London December 5, 2012. REUTERS/UK Parliament

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers his autumn budget in parliament in London December 5, 2012. REUTERS/UK Parliament

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers his autumn budget in parliament in London December 5, 2012. REUTERS/UK Parliament
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Commuters cross the Millennium Bridge during a rainy morning, towards the financial district the City of London November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Commuters cross the Millennium Bridge during a rainy morning, towards the financial district the City of London November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Commuters cross the Millennium Bridge during a rainy morning, towards the financial district the City of London November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visits the offices of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in central London December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/POOL

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visits the offices of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in central London December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/POOL

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visits the offices of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in central London December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/POOL
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