Thursday 5 December 2019 / 4:49 PM Andrew Gwynne / Austerity

Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for austerity and its effects

Asked repeatedly at a factory visit in Derbyshire if the Conservative Government had “cut too much”, Boris Johnson refused to apologise for austerity and its impact.

Andrew Gwynne, Labour’s National Campaign Co-ordinator, said:

“Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have spent almost a decade cutting our schools, NHS and police services.

“He won’t apologise because he is standing on a manifesto that has austerity baked in. The Conservatives want to usher in more cuts to our public services and more giveaways to the super-rich.

“Labour will end austerity and deliver real change for the many not the few.”