(From Western Daily Press)
Byline: EVA JONES
Labour leader Ed Miliband yesterday described 2011 as the "year of consequences" as he warned in his New Year message that the Government's cuts were "forbidding and unheeding".
Mr Miliband said the speed and scale of the coalition's deficit reduction plan was "irresponsible" and would be felt by hard-working families across the country. He added the cuts were "born of political choice" and "not necessity".
He said Labour's job was now to persuade voters that the party offered "a better, more optimistic future for Britain".
Mr Miliband said: "Here at home, 2011 will be a year of consequences …