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What Rishi Sunak said in his speech — and what he means

Prime minister gives the first hints of his pitch to voters at the general election

The Times

Rishi Sunak has compared Labour’s “dangerous” green investment plans to the “unfunded spending” decisions made by Liz Truss, as he put the economy at the centre of the Tory election campaign.

In a direct attack on his predecessor, the prime minister hit out at the major “economic mistake” made in last year’s mini-budget.

He argued that Labour’s vow to spend £28 billion a year on tackling climate change by the end of the next parliament was “just as dangerous as blowing tens of billions of pounds on unfunded tax cuts”.

We can and will cut taxes, insists Sunak

Sunak claimed he had stabilised the economy, hit his target to halve inflation and was now in a position where the government could “responsibly” begin to reduce taxation. “I promised you we would halve