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Sir Keir Starmer has branded Rishi Sunak a liar and claimed he had damaged the ministerial code for suggesting Labour deliberate to hike taxes by greater than £2,000.

The prime minister repeatedly highlighted the allegation throughout his ITV head-to-head debate with Sir Keir on Tuesday (4 June), claiming “independent Treasury officials” have costed Labour’s insurance policies “and they amount to a £2,000 tax rise for everyone”.

But the Treasury’s everlasting secretary, James Bowler, stated ministers had been instructed to not recommend civil servants produced the determine on the coronary heart of the Tory assault.

Sir Keir immediately stated: “What you saw last night was a Prime Minister with his back against the wall, desperately trying to defend 14 years of failure, resorting – and it was a flash of his character, an insight into his character – to lies. I don’t say that lightly.”