Green party MP says shadow chancellor’s decision to back proposed fiscal charter reinforces Tories’ austerity narrative

John McDonnell has fallen into George Osborne’s trap by pledging to vote in favour of the chancellor’s proposed fiscal charter, Caroline Lucas has said.

Speaking to the Guardian at her party’s autumn conference in Bournemouth on Saturday, the Green party MP said she understood the pressure that the Labour shadow chancellor was under but that his decision reinforced the austerity narrative which Osborne had been “so clever” in propagating.

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Source: Guardian Environment