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Chris Leslie MP, Labour's Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury, commenting ahead of tomorrow’s GDP figures, said:
“Most independent forecasts suggest this quarter’s GDP figures will show small positive growth. But growth of just 0.3 per cent would simply mean the economy is back to where it was six months ago. This isn’t good enough. After nearly three years of flatlining we need to see decisive evidence that a strong and sustained recovery is finally underway.
“And with just 0.8 per cent growth since the spending review, compared to the 5.3 per cent that was forecast at the time, we need really strong growth simply to start catching up all the ground we have lost under this Government’s failed economic policies.”

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