In a letter sent to Number 10, the chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility Robert Chote, said that it believed fiscal consolidation had "reduced economic growth over the past couple of years".
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Protesters angry that far-right leader Marine Le Pen is advancing the French presidential runoff are scuffling with police in Paris.
Polling projections show the far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron leading in the first-round of the French election.
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