Jacob Rees-Mogg has defended the Conservative’s austerity policy, telling a Question Time audience:
‘When the Conservatives got into power in 2010, a Labour minister said there is no money left. The deficit was £150 billion’.
‘Things had to be done that were difficult and unpopular, and were difficult for the people suffering from them’.
‘Nobody wants to have a situation where hard working people aren’t getting pay increases. The Government doesn’t do this because it’s unkind, it does this because we have to get the public finances in order’.
‘If you want to increase pay in the public sector, you have to work out where the money comes from’.
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