Labour U-turns on budget surplus vote

McDonnell will not back Osborne's charter

Carmen Reichman
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Labour will not back a vote on Wednesday to force future governments to keep a budget surplus, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.

He told MPs at a party meeting on Monday backing the move would "underline our position as an anti-austerity party" prompting anger among some, the BBC reported. McDonnell had initially backed the Conservative's...

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