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Liz Truss: She’s having a hard time making the numbers add up [Image: PA].

Oh, but you can’t.

The Tories removed it from the Internet just as soon as they could because it was an embarrassment.

Not the least of its embarrassing features was the fact that too many of its promises were uncosted – there was no indication of how they would be funded.

Labour’s manifesto, on the other hand, was fully costed and all funding sources were clearly set out. Some of the party’s spokespeople may have been vague during some “gotcha”-style interviews but the information was available.

Now cheesy Liz Truss has turned up to recycle the old “Labour doesn’t know how to pay for its policies” rubbish.

Perhaps, in the future, she should check the state of her own party before opening her mouth.

The Conservatives have accused Labour of making further unfunded spending promises after Jeremy Corbyn called on the Government [to] end the freeze on working-age benefits.

At a rally in Lanarkshire… Mr Corbyn said Labour was in favour of completely lifting the freeze.

“Labour will take a different approach to our social security system, which under the Tories is failing our pensioners, the working poor, and disabled people,” he said.

“We will lift the freeze on social security, using part of the billions we set aside for reform in our costed manifesto, by recycling social security savings made by introducing a real Living Wage of £10 an hour, and by building the affordable homes we need.”

Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has hit back at Mr Corbyn today, claiming Labour had not set out where the funding for the policy would come from.

Source: Conservatives attack Labour over latest pledge to lift benefits freeze | PoliticsHome.com


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