Darling supports Osborne on 'no plan B'
Tories have seized on remarks by former Chancellor Alistair Darling that George Osborne should not draw up a 'Plan B' for his fiscal policy.
Matthew Hancock told PoliticsHome: "It's good to see Alistair Darling sensibly saying that the Government should stick to plan A and deal with our debts. Ed Balls and Ed Miliband should listen. Instead of empty opposition, they should stop sniping and back the plan to clear up the mess that they did so much to create when they worked for years at Gordon Brown's side."
In an interview with the Economist, Mr Darling said: "If you announce a plan but also say you have a stand-by plan, you might as well throw your first plan away."
His remarks came as a poll by ITV and ComRes revealed that only one in five people thinks the economy is getting stronger.