Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has urged the coalition government to drastically change its economic policies ahead of tomorrow's Budget.
Since coming to power the Con-Dem coalition in Westminster has stuck to its plan to reduce the deficit through widespread public spending cuts.
The decision has repeatedly been met with criticism in Wales, with the Welsh Labour government in the assembly being among the most vocal.
The party's leader Mr Jones sent a direct message to chancellor George Osborne yesterday, insisting that a new approach was needed.
"If we look at the facts, at best growth can be described as sluggish," he said.
"Austerity hasn't led to growth. It is time for a change of direction."
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