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LONDON - DECEMBER 8: Chancellor Alistair Darling (R) arrives with Prime Minister Gordon Brown (L) for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street ahead of his pre-budget report later today on December 8, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON - DECEMBER 8:  Chancellor Alistair Darling (R) arrives with Prime Minister Gordon Brown (L) for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street ahead of his pre-budget report later today on December 8, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Anthony Devlin/WPA Pool/Getty Images)