Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey struggled under questioning on her party’s plan to claw back taxes from the rich and corporations.
Presented with a graphic of Labour’s spending plans on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, the Shadow Business Secretary insisted the costs would be paid for by reversing tax cuts.
She said research showed £70 billion would be saved by 2020 by reversing cuts to Corporation Tax, Inheritance Tax, the Bank Levy and Capital Gains Tax.
And she insisted it was based on independent research carried out by the House of Commons.
But the research was, in fact, carried out by