Living Standards

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

It would have been helpful to get an answer to the question. We have a Prime Minister who cannot be candid even with the Queen, a Health Secretary who claims there will be 40 hospital rebuilds when in fact it is just six reconfigurations, and a Chancellor who worked at a senior level for a bank that a US Senate Committee found had caused

“material damage to ordinary people and the wider global economy”.

Why would anyone believe a word that this self-serving Government say? They are led by a Prime Minister who, many claim, believes that telling the truth is an illness to be avoided.