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Tories accuse Starmer of ‘flip-flopping’ over EU following claims Labour wants to undo Brexit – UK politics live

Labour leader has outlined his vision for future UK relationship with bloc, saying party does ‘not want to diverge’

Ministers would have to consult the official watchdog on major tax and spending changes under Labour plans that would prevent a repeat of Liz Truss’s ill-fated mini-budget, the shadow chancellor, Rachel Reeves, has said.

The move would ensure the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) was not “gagged” by future prime ministers and chancellors trying to avoid an official financial forecast, she said.

No one’s talking about banning petrol and diesel cars, the second-hand market will still be really vibrant and petrol and diesel cars will still be on the road for many years to come.

The price of electric vehicles is coming down all the time. But over the last 24-48 hours, I’ve had so many messages from business leaders saying ‘all we want is a bit of stability and consistency and frankly some ambition from this government’.

We want businesses to invest in the UK, in the industries of the future from electric vehicles to carbon capture to green steel.

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