Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:11 pm on 11th October 2010.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 5:11 pm, 11th October 2010

I think we need to have a much more grown-up discussion about how we ended up facing these economic challenges. One of the more underhand approaches that the Government have taken to this narrative has been to say that the economic challenges facing us, which are formidable, are somehow all about the previous Labour Government wasting public money and spending profligately. The hon. Gentleman knows that that is simply is not true-