5 Jun 2024

Starmer accuses Sunak of ‘desperately lying’ in leaders debate

Political Editor

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: ‘The fallout from last night’s TV debate has injected a new note of bitterness into the campaign. Sir Keir Starmer accused Rishi Sunak of lying when he claimed that Treasury figures showed that Labour would put taxes up by £2,000.

And in a letter, the top Treasury civil servant distanced his department from the figures.

Gary Gibbon reports’