[Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:04 pm on 4th March 2015.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 3:04 pm, 4th March 2015

I will give way to the hon. Gentleman in a moment, because a particular part of my speech is dedicated to him.

On the “Today” programme this morning, the Chancellor of the Exchequer—for it was he—uttered the phrase:

“We’ve got on top of our debts and deficits.”

Those were the words—[Interruption.] If Government Members really believe that they have been reducing the national debt and that the deficit has been eradicated, they are either delusional or not feeling particularly well.