» Thursday, March 27, 2008


Asked if the Prime Minister had an explanation for using false statistics during PMQs yesterday, the PMS said the he did not think that the Prime Minister had used false statistics.

Put that the Prime Minister had overplayed the last recession in order to downplay this potential recession, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had been making a more general point that, at the time of the last recession we had been in a situation where interest rates were significantly higher than they were at the moment, inflation was significantly higher that it was at the moment and where the budget deficit rose to a level significantly higher than it was at the moment. Therefore, the Prime Minister had

been making the point that we were much better placed than we were at the last recession to deal with global economic uncertainty.

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