Balanced Budget Rule — [Graham Stringer in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:03 pm on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham 4:03 pm, 23rd January 2019

We have this extraordinary situation where on the one hand Labour complains that the national debt has gone up too much, and on the other it complains that the Conservatives are not spending enough. That kind of illogicality would embarrass a 10-year-old. Surely the hon. Gentleman can do better.