Would Labour reverse Jeremy Hunt's budget plans?

Government's inclusion of two key Labour policies in Spring Budget creates headaches for Keir Starmer and Rachel Reeves

Keir Starmer and Rachel Reeves
Keir Starmer and his shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves now have to rethink their spending plans for government
(Image credit: Belinda Jiao / Getty Images)

Keir Starmer has branded Jeremy Hunt's budget "the last desperate act of a party that has failed" and accused the Tories of "giving with one hand and taking even more with the other".

Responding to the Spring Budget, in which the chancellor announced a 2p cut to National Insurance contributions, the Labour leader said the government was leaving "Britain in recession", with the "national credit card maxed out" and the "highest tax burden for 70 years". 

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