Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:44 pm on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2:44 pm, 12th September 2017

I do not mind Government Members making up their policies on the hoof, but they should have respect and not make ours up on the hoof.

As I was saying, when the Chancellor and the Chief Secretary waltzed off, they left the Financial Secretary to do the business, and he did a very good job last week. He managed to keep a straight face throughout his adumbration of how remarkably well the economy is doing, but amnesia had taken hold.