Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 26 April 2023.

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Photo of Angela Crawley Angela Crawley Scottish National Party, Lanark and Hamilton East

Every day, I meet constituents who are struggling to make ends meet, food banks are barely managing to meet the demand, and households and businesses up and down the country are struggling to meet their energy bills, yet the Bank of England has announced that it is likely once again to increase interest rates, which will affect the poorest the most and hike up mortgage rates again. After 13 years of Conservative government, does the Prime Minister agree with the Bank of England’s chief economist that the poorest should just accept being poorer?