A Conservative minister refused to reveal the amount of taxpayers' money that the party had committed to spend during elections.

Kwasi Kwarteng, the foreign minister, said "we are going to spend a little more" than today, but has repeatedly evaded questions about the total amount.

Addressing Sophy Ridge, Sky News on Sunday, he insisted that "I'm not going to talk about numbers," after the conservatives put a similar price on Labor's pledges of £ 1.2tn.

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Nia Griffith called the total amount of conservatives "ridiculous"

Nia Griffiths, Labor's fictional defense secretary, called the calculation "absolutely ridiculous" and insisted that it "comes from nothing".

The quarrel over the two parties' spending plans erupted on Saturday night after the Conservatives claimed they had calculated the total cost of the Labor Party's spending plans based on its 2017 manifesto and subsequent promises.

Kwarteng said that "our money is not as astronomical and huge as the Labor Party" and that his party offered a "much lower figure" on infrastructure spending.

He maintained "we have a number" of the Conservatives' total expenditure equivalent – but refused to give it, promising to be "cautious" and "sensible" with the British economy.

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Neither of the two largest parties has yet published its official manifesto, just over a month away from voters go to the polls on Thursday 12 December.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised that the cost of conservatives would be fully calculated, unlike the last time Jeremy Corbyn had been, unlike Theresa May.

Mrs. Griffiths called the sum of 1.2 million pounds "newspaper title to try to end the work of the newspaper", which was one of several major Sunday newspapers.









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She said that Mr. Kwarteng "just can not explain the numbers," adding, "They know we will have a much more exciting manifesto than what they produced."

Chancellor Sajid Javid said that his party's analysis was the "real cost" of the Labor Party's spending plans, without explaining why, for example, it included the commitment to immediately remove all schools the Labor Party insisted that this not be the case.

Sky News political reporter Rob Powell said the overall figure should be treated with "extreme caution".

The Conservatives also plan to increase government spending if they win the election and unveiled plans to increase capital spending – money for new hospitals, schools and transportation – by $ 20 billion. pounds sterling a year.

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