Conservative MPs have been accused of trying to “fake it ’til you make it” by a Bradford MP

Naz Shah (Labour, Bradford West) claimed the economic situation is more influenced by global trends than the mini-budget.

Speaking in Parliament, Ms Shah told MPs: “It is like the Government are behaving like, you know, you’ve got to try and fake it ’til you make it.

“We are going to keep saying it is Ukraine, it is everything else in the world apart from the disaster that was cooked up in Number 10.

“It was cooked up in Number 10 and my constituents and their constituents are paying the price.

“You can’t fake it ’til you make it, and carry on saying it was this, that and the other, because the rhetoric, people out there, the public, can see what has been happening.”

It was part of a debate on a Labour motion that would censure former prime minister Liz Truss and former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng “for their mismanagement of the economy while in office”.

The motion also calls on them to “waive at least £6,000 of their ministerial severance payments” if they have not already done so.

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