Spring statement woes
Spring statement woes

During the Worst Cost of Living Crisis in Living Memory, Labour argues that the Chancellor has Introduced the Wrong Measures at the Wrong Time

The Conservative party has the wrong priorities, with the worst off are suffering the most. Tim Andrews, SE Cambs Labour Party economics spokesman calls on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to urgently rethink his disastrous Spring Statement.

In his Spring Statement yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak claimed he was protecting the worst off. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Overnight the Joseph Rowntree Foundation have analysed the effects of all the measures. They have discovered that all parts of society are worse off, but the 40% worst off in our society are hit the hardest, with the worst off losing nearly 5% of their income. And that is before the effects of raging inflation are taken into account.

Tim Andrews, economics spokesman for SE Cambridgeshire Labour Party said ‘We were talking to residents on Wednesday evening and there was a lot of anger. The Chancellor has fooled nobody. So many people are shocked that those who are struggling the most had been given little or no help. 

Many people we are truly desperate. I spoke to several people last night who genuinely do not know how they will survive over the next few months – the elderly, the disabled, people who don’t have cars – people who on Wednesday received no help from the Chancellor at all while prices sky rocket. They are really at their wits’ end.

The MP here – Lucy Frazer – is part of the treasury team. I invite her to come to listen to the residents I met yesterday. They want to see help now. If she took time to listen to local people, surely she’d either cause the Treasury to change tack or she’d consider her position. How can she defend this tax-raising chancellor?’

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