Contraction worst since March 2016
The UK’s economy shrank in April by 0.4%, the worst fall in more than three years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
An ONS spokesperson said that the fall was driven by contractions in manufacturing as well as professional, scientific and technical activities.
While the Tories bicker over Brexit and the identity of their next leader, reality is biting and their supposed reputation for economic competence persists even in its threadbare form because it is shored up only by the Establishment media.
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