Saturday 9 November 2019 / 11:03 PM Economy / John McDonnell

John McDonnell’s response to Tory claims on Labour spending

John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to Tory claims on Labour spending, said:

“This ludicrous piece of Tory fake news is an incompetent mish-mash of debunked estimates and bad maths cooked up because they know Labour’s plans for real change are popular.

“Labour will tax the rich to pay for things everyone needs and deserves, like decent housing, healthcare and support for our children. We will also use the power of the state to invest to grow our economy, create good jobs in every region and nation and tackle the climate emergency.

“The Conservatives will be able to read all about these plans – and how much they actually cost – when we publish our fully costed manifesto.”