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Esther McVey Laughed At After Claiming Sunak Has “Turned The Economy Round”

She stated that people should get behind Sunak, who had inherited a challenging economic situation, and acknowledge that he had successfully turned the economy around.

During a recent appearance on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions’ programme, Tory minister Esther McVey faced laughter from the audience after claiming that Rishi Sunak had “turned the economy round.” This came just a day after it was announced that the UK had entered a recession.

Esther McVey, known as the minister for common sense, urged Tory MPs to support the prime minister despite the party’s recent by-election defeats. She stated that people should get behind Sunak, who had inherited a challenging economic situation, and acknowledge that he had successfully turned the economy around.

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However, the studio audience couldn’t help but burst into laughter at McVey’s statement. Presenter Alex Forsyth pointed out that the UK had just entered a recession. McVey responded by acknowledging the technical recession but downplaying its significance, referring to it as a “shallow recession.”

The Office for National Statistics recently released figures showing that the UK economy had contracted by 0.3% in the final quarter of 2023. Combined with a 0.1% contraction in the previous quarter, this officially placed the country in a recession.

These numbers were a significant setback for Sunak, who had made economic growth one of his key promises to voters.

McVey’s assertion that Sunak had turned the economy around was met with scepticism and laughter from the audience. The reality of the recession and its impact on the UK’s economic outlook was evident, undermining the claim that the economy had been successfully turned around.

Kelvin Johnson for SurgeZirc UK
Kelvin Johnson for SurgeZirc UK
Kelvin Johnson is a prominent figure in the field of UK politics reporting, contributing valuable insights and analysis to SurgeZirc UK. With his extensive knowledge and experience, he plays a crucial role in keeping the public informed about the political landscape in the United Kingdom.
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