Sunday 20 June 2021 / 9:40 AM Bridget Phillipson

Bridget Phillipson responds to reports of a rift on spending between the Prime Minister and Chancellor

Bridget Phillipson MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to reports of a rift on spending between the Prime Minister and Chancellor, said:

Incredibly, the Prime Minister has been the driving force behind huge amounts of wasted money and vanity projects without consulting his Chancellor.

 Uncosted promises are starting to catch up with both him and the Chancellor. And they’re leading to even more poor short-term decisions that store up long term problems – like blocking crucial investment in our children’s future and recovery.