Monday 29 July 2019 / 1:21 PM Economy / John McDonnell

7 million in persistent poverty – John McDonnell responds

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to a report showing that 7 million people in the UK are in persistent poverty, said:

“As Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid crow about tax cuts and “free port” storage spaces for the super-rich, this is the reality of life beyond the bankers’ bubble.

“This government of the bankers and for the bankers is too cut off to notice the millions of people in poverty – and doesn’t care that Tory governments have created this nightmare of modern Britain.

“The next Labour government will eliminate in-work poverty over the course of our first term in office.”

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