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Cameron questions Brown over economic mistakes

Conservative leader David Cameron has challenged Gordon Brown over economic mistakes and the loyalty of his party.

At Prime Ministers’ Questions yesterday, Cameron asked Brown for straight answers and the truth about how he intends to cut the UK deficit.

He said Brown should admit the truth about spending cuts, adding: “He has stood there week after week and denied what everyone knows to be true: that there will be spending cuts.”

Pointing to an admission from the Chancellor that the cuts will be “the deepest for 20 years”, he asked if the Prime Minister would repeat that statement, which he did not.

Referring to news that Labour ministers challenged Brown’s leadership last week, Cameron said: “The Labour party are too disloyal to support but too incompetent to get rid of [the Prime Minister].”

“Shouldn’t he ask the British people to give their verdict so that we can get rid of the lot of them?”

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