The Financial Express

Row over UK Labour polls spending plans  

| Updated: November 13, 2019 14:05:13

John McDonnell John McDonnell

A spending row has broken out after the Conservative Party published what it claims would be the cost of a Labour government over five years.

The report, compiled by the party and not the Treasury, is based on a number of commitments from Labour's annual party conference but not its manifesto, says a BBC report.

Chancellor Sajid Javid said Labour's proposals would leave the UK "on the brink of bankruptcy".

But shadow chancellor John McDonnell condemned the report as "fake news".

The Conservatives claim that Labour's policies would cost £1.2tn over the course of the next five years, if the party wins next month's general election.

Senior Labour figures will meet next weekend to decide which policies passed by the party's annual conference will become manifesto proposals for government, with some unlikely to be confirmed.

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