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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:52 pm on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Richard Drax Richard Drax Conservative, South Dorset 2:52 pm, 5th February 2019

I really do not want to enter the blame game, but I am going to start by just reminding the House and putting it on the record that, in 2010, we did inherit a financial mess. [Interruption.] Opposition Members groan but it is a fact. I want to add that I accept that that was also due to the banking crisis and other factors, but we inherited a mess and that mess has taken time. Eight years on, I accept that we are now in power and it is our responsibility to sort out our priorities, which I will come to in a moment.