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PM rebuked over economy claim

The head of the independent fiscal watchdog has criticised David Cameron for misrepresenting its views on the impact of austerity measures of the economy.

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Cameron 'made an error' says Sir Alan Budd

Sir Alan Budd, the first chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility , said he believed the OBR had rebuked David Cameron because he "made an error'.

I think it could be regarded as something of a rebuke.

I think he is correcting a statement that the Prime Minister has made and the important thing is that the Prime Minister is attributing a view to the OBR which it doesn't hold and I think when that happens it is absolutely right to write to the Prime Minister and point out that he has made an error.

– Sir Alan Budd, the first chairman of the OBR

Sir Alan was talking to BBC Radio 4's PM program.

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