Tuesday 24 November 2020 / 10:30 PM Anneliese Dodds

Conservatives’ irresponsible choices have created a jobs crisis – Anneliese Dodds

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, speaking ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review, said:

“The Conservatives’ irresponsible choices have wasted and mismanaged billions, led to our country experiencing the worst downturn in the G7, and created a jobs crisis.

“Whether it’s building starter homes or Garden Bridges, this Prime Minister and his Government talk a good game. But they haven’t delivered on their promises – and regional inequality has got worse under their watch.

“They clapped for key workers – but now they’re freezing their pay, and looking to scrap planned minimum wage increases for the private sector. That will hit people’s pockets and pull spending out of our small businesses and High Streets when many are already on their knees.

“Instead, we need a relentless focus on jobs and growth to get the economy back on its feet. The Government must act to recover jobs, retrain workers and rebuild business, as part of a longer-term plan to make our country the best place in the world to grow up in and to grow old in.”