Thursday 22 August 2019 / 12:24 AM Economy / John McDonnell

Oxfam’s report on the G7 fuelling global inequality – McDonnell responds

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on Oxfam’s report on how the G7 are fuelling global inequality, said:

“This powerful report blows apart the government’s claims to be tackling inequality here and abroad.

“Oxfam highlights the importance of public services in tackling poverty, after nine years of Tory austerity which has torn apart the social fabric of the UK. Ironically, this comes just after it was revealed that Boris Johnson is lobbying Donald Trump to support the architect of austerity George Osborne taking over at the IMF.

“The next Labour government will deliver the urgent international action we need to tackle the inequality crisis, address the climate emergency, and spearhead a global movement for universal, free, high quality and gender responsive public services.”

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