Tuesday, 22 June 2010

"This Budget is not driven by economics; it's driven by ideology - their commitment to a smaller state," says Ms Harman

Harriet Harman attacked the Budget that does nothing for growth - the most pain-free way out of debt. But she is also hammered the Lib Dems for doing things which they had campaigned against.

She said that, although it's Osborne's first budget, it's the same old Tory policies.

She said growth for 2011 has been revised downwards from 2.6% to 2.3%. And the OBR are predicting that unemployment will rise. It's equivalent to putting every man and woman in Coventry out of work, she says.