By Lea Pachta

Richard Lambert, CBI Director-General, today (Monday) commented on the speeches by the three main party leaders at the CBI’s Annual Conference in London.

Mr Lambert said:

“All three party leaders rightly addressed the need for a strategy for economic growth, and its importance in reducing the public-sector deficit. However, each spoke with a different emphasis.

Mr Brown warned that attempts to rebalance the budget too soon could threaten growth. Mr Clegg said a government could take its time, but stressed the need for clarity about the measures needed. Mr Cameron emphasised the risk of tackling the public deficit too late.

“All three were lively speeches that engaged the minds of the hundreds of business leaders in the room, and prompted many questions.”

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