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May and Corbyn face off over ‘austerity’ pledge

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Prime Minister Theresa May told the Commons today that while austerity drive was coming to an end, her government would remain committed to fiscal responsibility.

Her reply came in response to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who grilled her over her claims that austerity is over.

May told the Commons today: “I’ve been very clear that there are better times ahead for people, we will see debt falling and we will see support for our public services going up.

“Austerity is being brought to an end. What is not being brought to an end is fiscal responsibility.”

Hitting back, Corbyn concluded: “The Prime Minister declared she is ending austerity. But unless the Budget halts the cuts, increases funding to public services, gives our public servants a decent pay rise, then isn’t the claim that austerity is over simply a great big Conservative con?”




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