Labour reacts to announcement of drop in GDP

Labour MPs and party members have been reacting to today's GDP figures on Twitter


GDP figures are really disappointing and worrying. The politics of this are irrelevant - ordinary people's quality of life is at stake.


The economy grew more in the last year of the Labour government than in all three years of the Coalition put together. #GDP

Read: Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship's blog on why the GDP figures present a problem for the Prime Minister and Chancellor


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