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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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OBR: 'Fiscal consolidation reduced growth'

An extract of the letter sent by the chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility Robert Chote to Number 10 Credit: OBR

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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