UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: IMF backs Coalition’s economic plans

Press Release   •   Sep 28, 2010 11:40 BST

“The IMF’s strong backing of the Government’s economic plans shows that the Coalition’s approach to sorting out the economic mess we inherited is the right one."

Commenting on the IMF’s report on the British economy released today, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Treasury Parliamentary Committee, Stephen Williams said:

“The IMF’s strong backing of the Government’s economic plans shows that the Coalition’s approach to sorting out the economic mess we inherited is the right one.

“Labour left us a soaring deficit and we had to take responsibility to ensure future generations are not burdened by their debts. No one relishes the task ahead but we know that it is essential we stay on course, as the IMF makes clear.

“It is now up to Ed Miliband to come up with a credible response and show the country he will not duck the tough choices ahead. Opposition for opposition’s sake, as some of his trade union supporters would like to see, is simply not acceptable.”