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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme


"It's staggering that we are not having a July budget that puts jobs at the centre of economic recovery"

The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told Nick Robinson the Government should prepare an emergency budget to prepare for the prospect of millions of job losses, as programmes like the Government's furlough scheme wind down. Sir Keir was responding to the Prime Minister's announcement of a billion pounds of funding for 50 major school building projects in England, plus a further £560m for repairs to crumbling school buildings. It's the first phase of a big infrastructure investment programme, intended to revitalise the UK economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Press Association


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