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Andrew Neil clashed with Richard Tice over Reform UK’s financial plans throughout a combative radio interview. The Times Radio presenter pressed the Reform chairman on the get together’s pledge to save lots of £50billion a 12 months by slashing authorities waste.

Mr Neil accused Reform of being a “bunch of amateurs when it comes to economics”. Businessman Mr Tice hit again, branding his feedback “absolute nonsense”.

The veteran broadcaster mentioned: “I’m sorry but the bond markets are not going to go through with your idea that you could identify £50billion in savings because they know you can’t do it quickly enough.

“They’re additionally not going to wager that you’ll magically conjure up robust development to pay for this.

“So there will be a run on sterling, there will be a run on the bond markets because you’re a bunch of amateurs when it comes to economics.”

Mr Tice replied: “Absolute nonsense. We’re a bunch of very profitable individuals who’ve recognized the place the Government is losing cash unnecessarily.”

Mr Neil asked: “Have you ever run a authorities division?”

The Reform chairman said: “The level is we’re profitable enterprise individuals who have gotten a monitor file.”

But the Times Radio host insisted that “operating a enterprise and operating a authorities are two completely various things”, adding: “The monitor file of enterprise individuals in authorities could be very poor.”

Mr Neil added: “If you are going to be a reputable get together you must give you one thing that is higher than Corbynista stuff on the Right.”