Wednesday 3 October 2018 / 4:49 PM Austerity / John McDonnell

May’s austerity claim is a con if Hammond does not cancel cuts

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, said:

“Theresa May’s claim that austerity is over is a con.

“If the Prime Minister wants to back up her words with action, Philip Hammond should announce immediately that the cuts scheduled for the next four years will be cancelled.

“If he cannot, or will not, then Theresa May’s announcement today was not just empty – it was clearly a deceitful attempt to trick the public.”