Shadow Treasury Minister Chris Leslie
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Chris Leslie: 'An embarrassing rebuke for the PM'

David Cameron has become involved in a dispute with the Office for Budget Responsibility about the impact of austerity measures on economic growth.

In a speech on the economy on Thursday, the prime minister said the independent watchdog had made it "absolutely clear" that spending cuts and tax rises were not responsible for the weak economy.

Shadow Treasury Minister Chris Leslie told the BBC Mr Cameron should be straight with the public, saying Mr Cameron had been told off for these misleading statements before.

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