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Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate Laura McAlpine responds to the Chancellor’s Budget

News / Wed 31st Oct 2018 at 08:59am

LABOUR NEWS: Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate responds to the Chancellor’s Budget

Phillip Hammond’s budget yesterday shows the promise to end austerity is an absolute farce.

Robert Halfon, claims this is ‘a budget for hard working families, for workers …’

The truth is, the hard-working people of Harlow have been let down yet again. There is nothing in the chancellor’s budget to reverse the damage done to our police, schools and local council budget. Schools in Essex have seen a cut of £29 million to funding whilst UK police numbers have fallen to the lowest level in 30 years, meaning the police have reported the highest crime rises in a decade. Yet this budget means that schools and policing will receive less extra funding than potholes.

Meanwhile, changes to the tax system will benefit higher earners and will do nothing to help the 8 million adults and 4 million children who are living in poverty. Foodbank usage continues to soar locally and nationally. We’ve seen the introduction of Baby Banks. Rough sleeping is a national epidemic – Harlow has seen its numbers quadruple. And yet both Robert Halfon and the chancellor somehow claim austerity is drawing to an end.

Whilst the punishment of the most vulnerable people in our society goes on, the Tories will have given £110bn in corporate tax handouts by the end of this Parliament.

The people I talk to in Harlow, are not fools. Telling the as Robert Halfon did yesterday that “This Budget is one for hard-working families, for workers and for social justice.” Is a fantasy, far removed from the daily struggles of the hard working families and workers of Harlow, I talk to day in, day out.

This weekend, I will be out campaigning against the budget and talking to the people of Harlow about Labour’s alternative: an immediate end to austerity.

We will properly fund our public services, clamp down on tax dodging and increase income taxes on the top 5% and big business and we will invest in the whole country to boost productivity.

The only party that represents the workers and working families is The Labour Party. We will rebuild Britain for the many and not the few.

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4 Comments for Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate Laura McAlpine responds to the Chancellor’s Budget:

carra
2018-10-31 09:57:01

The shadow chancellor seemed happy enough with the budget. When it came to tax breaks he said “We’re not going to take money out of people’s pockets. Simple as that,” Ms "McAlpine" needs to be a bit more pragmatic when it comes to tax and send. She must realise her socialist utopia is based on wishful thinking.

MickyB77
2018-10-31 11:51:49

So, we want to talk about crime, do we? It may have slipped your attention, but, the Shadow Secretary of States son, a sitting council member, Ishmael Osamor, had been arrested for dealing drugs at the Bestival event in Dorset, which my grandchildren attended. He is the communications officer for his mother at Westminster, does he need to be booted out ? These people represent the Labour party, too.

D.p.l
2018-10-31 19:15:02

This is rich coming from her, It's thanks to the party she represents, that this country is in the mess its in and why austerity is in place. The majority of us remember the big crash in 2008 and which party was is power, yep the Labour party, if you don't, then you just plain stubborn. Her party members needs to except that not everyone shares her parties opinions and views, without those who are linked to her party getting abusive and aggressive towards those who do not share the Labour parties opinions and views. Love Harlow vote ukip.

MickyB77
2018-11-01 15:12:20

Just another aside concerning Momentum, and it's slightly crackpot capers of late. Laura Smith, one of Labours MPs, whilst hollering from the platform at the Momentum conference about the evils of Conservatism, was imploring her fellow Lefties, to engineer a General Strike, no less. She feels that it will be better for the country. You couldn't make it up, or could you ?

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