A better headline to yesterday's media coverage would have been 'Labour unable to find actual economists to back Balls'.
Meanwhile the IMF have endorsed the government's approach, the key passage from their report being:
However, the weakness in economic growth and rise in inflation over the last several months was unexpected. This raises the question whether it is time to adjust macroeconomic policies. The answer is no as the deviations are largely temporary. Strong fiscal consolidation is underway and remains essential to achieve a more sustainable budgetary position, thus reducing fiscal risks.Not exactly equivocal.