The Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna had this reaction to today's GDP figures:
Given the importance of the service sector to our economy, it is worrying output of the services industries is flat...
The statisticians and the ONS could not be clearer today: no ifs, no buts....this is a flatlining economy.
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Unusually frank words for the government from one of the City's top economists on today's dismal GDP figures.