Monday 12 November 2018 / 5:58 PM Budget / Peter Dowd

May is using foul play to pass the Budget

Peter Dowd MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury accuses the Government of constitutional foul play in its attempts to pass its Budget of broken promises.

Peter Dowd MP, speaking in the Commons debate on the Government’s Finance Bill, said:

“Last week we saw the President of the United States fire his Attorney General to try to undermine an investigation against him. Mr Trump also barred a journalist asking legitimate questions from the White House. Perhaps he gave the Prime Minister the odd tip on how to sideline established conventions and constitutional process.

“Stitching up committees with a false majority, obstructing scrutiny of the Finance Bill and giving a billion-pound bung to the DUP to keep her government alive. In any other country there’s a word we would use for this behaviour Madam Deputy Speaker – malfeasance, plain and simple.”