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The UK leaves recession – but is it too late for the Tories?

10 min listen

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed this morning that the UK confined its technical recession to 2023. The economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the first three months of the year, thanks in large part to stronger-than-expected growth in March, which reached 0.4 per cent. But is the plan really working? 

Also on the podcast, Keir Starmer gave a speech in Dover this morning on Labour’s plans to stop the boats. He also took the opportunity to unveil new Labour MP Natalie Elphicke. Is there any clear blue water between Labour and the Tories when it comes to migration? 

Oscar Edmondson speaks to Kate Andrews and James Heale. 

Produced by Oscar Edmondson. 


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