Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Who feels grumpier about the recovery?

The Tories were expecting Ed Balls to be a little grumpy today after the ONS’ latest figures showed the economy was growing at its fastest rate in three years. And the Shadow Chancellor didn’t sound his cheeriest when he popped up to respond. In his official response, Balls said:

‘After three damaging years of flatlining, it’s both welcome and long overdue that our economy is growing again.

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