Javid defends Tory claims about Labour's spending
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General election 2019: Sajid Javid defends Tory claims about Labour spending

The Chancellor Sajid Javid has defended the Conservative Party's estimates of the "true cost" of a Labour government.

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr, Mr Javid said more than 50 percent of the costings were from Labour's own figures, with some worked out in a "reasonable way" by the Conservatives.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has condemned the report as "fake news".

When asked about the Conservative party's own spending pledges - and how they would be funded - Mr Javid said the party would "set out our plans during the course of the election campaign".

  • 10 Nov 2019
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