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Ric.ror | 14:41 Wed 03rd Mar 2021 | News
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Doesn’t the shadow chancellor (I’ve forgotten her name) usually respond to the chancellor not the leader of the opposition

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No, it is the leader of the opposition who responds See ‘debates on the budget resolutions’ https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/role/check-and-approve-government-spending-and-taxation/the-budget-and-parliament/
14:48 Wed 03rd Mar 2021
Usually, yes.
perhaps she's busy, looking for another job....
No, it is the leader of the opposition who responds

See ‘debates on the budget resolutions’

https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/role/check-and-approve-government-spending-and-taxation/the-budget-and-parliament/
Doubt if Annelise Dodds is capable of a cogent reply.This is the problem Labour don’t have any big hitters anymore.
Yes the leader of the opposition.
Presumably because the leader of the opposition is the highest profile member of the shadow cabinet.
//Presumably because the leader of the opposition is the highest profile member of the shadow cabinet.//

Now that is funny.
It has always been the Leader of the Opposition in my lifetime.
So who replied last year then as it was not Kier Starmer
It was probably Jezza as Steer Karmer was not elected leader of the Labour Party until 4th April.
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Thanks for your replies
I always thought it was the shadow chancellor- just goes to show

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