‘I should take his credit card away’: Economic hawk Rishi Sunak jokes about Boris Johnson’s spending

‘I should take his credit card away’: Economic hawk Rishi Sunak jokes about Boris Johnson’s desire to turn on the spending taps as he prepares to outline coronavirus economic plans

The Chancellor made the quip ahead of spending review on Wednesday Mentioned elf-on-the-shelf toy which makes sure his two children are behavingAsked if PM needed one, said: ‘ I like that idea. I should take his credit card away’

Rishi Sunak has joked that he should confiscate Boris Johnson’s credit cards because he wants to spend too much money.

The Chancellor made the quip as he prepares to reveal how he plans to start balancing the UK’s books and recover from the pandemic in his spending review on Wednesday.

He hinted that taxes could rise in the spring and warned that Britain is experiencing an ‘economic shock’ that must be paid for somehow, in an interview with the Sunday Times.

The Chancellor is set to outline a £100billion plan for long-term infrastructure investment and a £3billion package of new spending to support the NHS in recovering from the pandemic.

But in the interview ahead of his spending review on Wednesday, he mentioned Rocky, an elf-on-the-shelf toy who comes out every December to make sure his two children are behaving.

Asked if he should get one to watch over the Prime Minister and fine him when he spends too much, he joked: ‘I like that idea. I should take his credit card away.’

Today, in an interview with Times Radio, he stressed: ‘The credit card thing was very much a joke. We have an incredibly close relationship’. 

However, the two men are known to have clashed over the best way out of the coronavirus economic quagmire. 

The PM has moved to over-rule his chancellor in recent days to plough more money into green economic projects and the military. 

The Chancellor made the quip as he prepares to reveal how he plans to start balancing the UK’s books and recover from the pandemic.

The two men are known to have clashed over the best way out of the coronavirus economic quagmire

The two men are known to have clashed over the best way out of the coronavirus economic quagmire

In an interview ahead of his spending review on Wednesday, he mentioned Rocky, an elf-on-the-shelf toy who comes out every December to make sure his two children are behaving

In an interview ahead of his spending review on Wednesday, he mentioned Rocky, an elf-on-the-shelf toy who comes out every December to make sure his two children are behaving

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