Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:53 pm on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Labour, Wrexham 4:53 pm, 8th March 2017

Strangely, I do not remember that; but the Government certainly got their excuses in early.

What we had from the Chancellor Alistair Darling in 2010 was a really excellent costed plan to reduce the deficit in a measured and sensible way. What we got from the Conservatives was an increase in VAT, deflation of the economy, stopping investment in infrastructure projects—a mess that has led to increased failure and decreased capacity delivering in the economy.