Alexander: Decisions were absolutely right thing for our country

Chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander assesses the impact of the spending review one year on.

"When we came into office we had one of the worst budget deficits in history.

"We are getting our public finances under control. We have established some credibility which is helping to keep interest rates in this country low.

"That is why the set of decisions we took a year ago are absolutely the right thing for our country."