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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:02 pm on 2nd February 2022.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Leader of HM Official Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party 12:02 pm, 2nd February 2022

Lots of words, lots of bluster, but no answers. A word of warning, Prime Minister: that will not work with the police.

I will tell the Prime Minister why the Government are putting taxes up: low growth. In the decade of Tory Government before the pandemic, growth slumped. It was much, much weaker than under the last Labour Government. If the Tories matched our record on growth, we would have £30 billion more to spend on public services without having to raise a single tax. Surely even this Prime Minister does not need someone else to tell him that he and the Chancellor are having to raise taxes because the Tories failed to grow the economy over a decade.