Finance (No. 3) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham 5:48 pm, 12th November 2018

Back in 2010, at the height of the crisis the hon. Gentleman’s party left us with, it was a Labour Chancellor, Alistair Darling, who said that Labour would close the deficit by 2020. That will not now happen until 2025. How can the hon. Gentleman credibly suggest that this is an austerity Budget?