Angela Eagle MP, Labour's Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to David Cameron's interview on the Andrew Marr Show, said:
"David Cameron is so out of touch with what's happening to jobs and the cost of living that he seems more interested in protecting a plan that isn't working than protecting our economy.
"With unemployment rising and the recovery choked off last autumn the Prime Minister is stuck with the old lines and has nothing new to say.
"Labour has set out a clear five point plan to boost jobs and growth, including tax breaks for small businesses taking on extra workers, a temporary VAT cut and bringing forward infrastructure investment. Instead of sitting on their hands Ministers should adopt one or more of Labour’s five measures to create jobs now. The Tory-led Government needs to realise that getting Britain working again is vital if we’re to get the deficit down."