Leaving the Eu: Economic Impact of Proposed Deal

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:44 pm on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General 12:44 pm, 20th February 2019

I will not be drawn into the Scottish National party again, but I thank my hon. Friend for his question. He is absolutely right—fundamentally, the way in which we manage the economy is one of the most important things that we do as a Government, which is why we have record levels of employment and the lowest level of unemployment since 1975. It is why we have halved youth unemployment since 2010, reduced the debt and have reduced the deficit by 80%, and it is why the economy is moving in the right direction.