"We are not yet out of recession"
George Osborne immediately challenged him and he looked a little flustered. Why? Because it contradicts what he says about coming out of recession at the end of the last year.
'As I said at the Budget, I expect growth will return at the turn of the year'
(quoted in Telegraph, 25 November).
In the PBR he said:
'But as I forecast at the Budget, I expect a return to growth in the fourth quarter.'
Well, which is it Mr Darling?