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German Finance Minister Wary of the UK’s Fiscal ‘Experiment’

German Finance Minister Christian Lindner raised doubts about the British government’s plans to accelerate spending while the central bank tightens policy to rein inflation.

“In the UK, a major experiment is starting as the state simultaneously puts its foot on the gas while the central bank steps on the brakes,” Lindner said late Monday at an event hosted by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. “I would say we wait for the results of this attempt and then draw the lessons.”