Thursday 19 December 2019 / 12:54 PM Economy / John McDonnell

John McDonnell responds to Queen’s Speech

John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the Government’s Queen’s Speech, said:

“This is more pomp and ceremony – the second Queen’s Speech in three months – from a Government hopelessly out of touch with the needs and hopes of people in this country.”

“There is nothing new in this Queen’s Speech for our NHS and public services or people struggling this Christmas, except for strong suggestions that this Government wants to slash regulations on its way to making the UK a Trump-supporting tax haven.”

“There is a woeful lack of ambition on regional investment and infrastructure – and Labour will continue to show up the Government for what it is: a Government for the few and not the many.”