Tuesday 7 January 2020 / 4:19 PM Economy / John McDonnell

John McDonnell responds to PM telling cabinet ministers to cut wasteful spending

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on Boris Johnson telling cabinet ministers to cut wasteful spending, said:

‘During the election the IFS said that austerity was baked into the government’s future spending plans.

‘So this looks like a cuts round dressed up as an efficiency exercise with the government desperately looking for funds down the back of the sofa.’

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