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UK on course to be ‘poorer than Poland’ by 2030, claims Labour

Keir Starmer says his vision is the ‘only show in town’ that can boost economic growth

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Sunday 26 February 2023 22:40 GMT
Keir Starmer sets out Labour’s five ‘national missions’

Britons are on course to become poorer than people in Poland, Hungary and Romania, Sir Keir Starmer will claim as he sets out his plans for a Labour government to boost economic growth.

The Labour leader will use a speech on Monday morning to set out how his economic vision is the “only show in town” to lead the UK out of the Conservatives’ “low wage, high tax, doom-loop”.

According to Labour analysis of World Bank data, the wealth prospects in Britain are set to be surpassed within the next 20 years by eastern European rivals.

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