Wednesday 20 March 2019 / 10:22 AM John McDonnell

Inflation up – McDonnell responds

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on CPI rising to 1.9 per cent in February 2019, said:

“Rising prices, especially at a time of Brexit-related uncertainty, make life even harder for people whose real wages are still below pre-crisis levels.

“A no-deal Brexit will increase food prices further – and yet the government has still failed to rule this out once and for all.

“Only a Labour government can put an end to this low-wage, high-debt economy, which has wrenched hope from the lives of so many.”