MP Dan attacks austerity drive

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PUBLIC spending should be increased to help struggling families, a South Yorkshire MP has urged after figures showed Britain has slipped back into recession.

Labour MP for Barnsley Central, Dan Jarvis, said the coalition’s austerity programme was failing to help the economy.

He said: “The economic price of this recession is billions more borrowing. Unless George Osborne changes course now, the next two years won’t get any easier.”