Thursday 19 January 2017 / 12:08 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Jeremy Corbyn responds to Theresa May’s speech in Davos

Jeremy
Corbyn MP, leader of the Labour Party
,
responding to Theresa May’s speech today in Davos, said:

“Today in Davos the Prime Minister talked
about making globalisation work for all. But actions speak louder than words.

“At every opportunity, the Conservatives have given
handouts to the wealthiest and cut taxes for big business – while refusing to
provide vital funds for the NHS, cutting social care and ditching rights at
work.

"Theresa May’s vision for Brexit is now clear:
a bargain basement Britain on the shores of Europe based on low pay and
deregulation.

"This week we heard the Prime Minister
threaten to turn Britain into a tax haven, slashing corporate taxes and
workers’ rights in an all-out race to the bottom.

"People won’t be taken in by warm words. This
Conservative Government is backed to the hilt by wealthy elites, lines the
pockets of its friends and resists all practical steps to make a fairer Britain
work for all”.