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Philip Hammond's economic forecasts on Brexit don't work, says former minister
Conservative MP and former Brexit minister Steve Baker wants to check the Chancellor’s maths ahead of his Budget on Monday. He thinks the Treasury’s economic predictions for a no-deal Brexit are too gloomy, and wants Philip Hammond to publish his “workings out”.
He tells listeners there’s nothing to be afraid of saying: “People think these forecasts are scripture once they come out of the Government – but they're not."
Also joining Christopher Hope on this week’s podcast are former Labour Cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw on what last weekend’s People’s Vote march achieved; Labour MP and Corbyn confidante Chris Williamson addresses longstanding claims the Labour leader is a frustrated Brexiteer; and The Telegraph’s Associate Editor, Camilla Tominey sums up the week that was in the fast-moving world of Brexit.
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