Liz Truss blasts Labour's plan to hand more power to the budget watchdog, ... trends now

Liz Truss blasts Labour's plan to hand more power to the budget watchdog, ... trends now
Liz Truss blasts Labour's plan to hand more power to the budget watchdog, ... trends now

Liz Truss blasts Labour's plan to hand more power to the budget watchdog, ... trends now

Liz Truss blasts Labour's plan to hand more power to the budget watchdog, warning that it would not help get the economy growing

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Liz Truss yesterday attacked a Labour proposal to hand more power to the budget watchdog, warning that it would not help get the economy growing.

The former prime minister said it 'beggared belief' that the Opposition thought Britain's problems could be solved by bigger government.

She spoke out after Sir Keir Starmer revealed plans to strengthen powers given to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Ms Truss said: 'The 25-year economic consensus has led to state spending being higher than it's been for around 50 years, taxes at their highest since World War Two and a debt of over £2.5trillion.

'This has caused low economic growth. It beggars belief that Labour think Britain's problems will be solved by bigger government and even more powers for

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