Clause 1 — charter for budget responsibility

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South 5:45 pm, 22nd March 2011

Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. I will resist the temptation to have another go at the Scottish National party in the Chamber, and will take your guidance.

I shall finish on two quick points. First, the level of borrowing before the financial crisis did not cause the recession. Every country in the world was affected, so it does not take a rocket scientist to work out that it was a worldwide financial crisis. The coalition Government’s propaganda—