The Chancellor’s budget failed to address the reality of the Conservatives’ record in government. The UK has the weakest economic growth in the G7 and is the only country that will see negative growth. Households in Dulwich and West Norwood are facing the biggest fall in living standards since records began. The situation is dire and responsibility lies squarely with the Conservatives who have been in power for the past thirteen years.
The budget had little to say on the biggest issues facing my constituents. The Chancellor neglected frontline workers – nurses, doctors, railway workers, teachers and postal workers – who are demoralised, underpaid and burned out. There were no bold commitments to address the climate crisis or lower energy bills by insulating homes. Finally, there was nothing to say on the housing crisis.
Instead the Conservatives focused on yet another giveaway to the richest 1% of earners. Their priorities are all wrong, and a general election can’t come soon enough. You can see my speech from yesterday here>>