Keir Starmer: Rishi Sunak has ‘become the man with the reverse Midas touch’

At prime minister’s questions today, Keir Starmer quipped that Rishi Sunak has become the “man with the reverse Midas touch”.

He said: “It is ironic that he’s suddenly taken such a keen interest in Greek culture. When he’s clearly become the man with the reverse Midas touch. Everything he touches turns to … maybe the home secretary can help me out here”.

Rishi Sunak responded: “At the beginning of the year we said we would halve inflation and this government has delivered, easing the burden on the cost of living for families everywhere. But we know his plans. Mr. Speaker, all the way through that, what did he do? Back inflationary pay rises? He talked about welfare, no controls for welfare and borrowing £28 billion a year”.

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