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Jeremy Hunt ‘taking lessons from Glasgow Willy Wonka experience’, jokes Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer joked that Jeremy Hunt “has been taking lessons on marketing from the Willy Wonka experience in Glasgow” over promises on childcare.

The chancellor announced the government will guarantee pay rates to childcare providers for the next two years, to deliver on its care offer for children over nine months old and get more working-age parents back into employment.

The Labour leader added: “All is not as it seems and with just over three weeks to go, he has to come clean because up and down the country parents need to know will they get their entitlement in April or is it just another of their reckless promises on governing?”