There was further worrying evidence today of how Brexit uncertainty is damaging the UK economy.
Official figures showed a sharp slowdown during the final quarter of last year — recording the weakest growth since 2009.
Business investment has almost dried up, and in December every single sector contracted.
Despite the alarming signs, the Chancellor remained upbeat — telling ITV News the economy remained “remarkably resilient”.
He did though concede the next few weeks were “crucial”.
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