Emergency Budget: Harriet Harman hits back

Harriet Harman hit back at the tax increases and public spending cuts
announced in today’s Emergency Budget.

She said that announcements were “bad for growth and will make it harder to
cut the deficit.”

She aded the budget was “reckless” and would increase unemployment making it
harder to reduce the deficit in the long term.

Harman agreed that borrowing needed to come down, but that she was a unhappy
at who the chancellor had chosen to “bear the brunt”.

She claimed according to the Office of Budget Responsibility, the UK’s
independent fiscal watchdog, under a Labour government the deficit would have
halved in four years.

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