Friday 17 March 2017 / 1:19 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Response to Theresa May’s speech to the Conservative Party Spring Conference – Andrew Gwynne

Andrew
Gwynne MP, Labour’s Campaigns and Elections Chair,
responding to Theresa May’s speech
to the Conservative Party Spring Conference, said:

“The PM
claims she has a plan for a fairer, more ‘united Britain’ but she’s pursing an
agenda which will do the opposite.

“As their
shambolic Budget has shown, the Tories have no plan to stand up for ordinary
people and their promises aren’t worth the paper they’re written on – they
break them whenever it suits them. Under them those at the top get tax breaks,
while middle and low earners are worse off, targeted for cuts and tax
increases. Far from building a stronger Britain, the Tories are undermining
what makes our country great, running the NHS down, squeezing our schools and
crushing aspiration. And their shambolic approach to Brexit risks a bad deal
for Britain, meaning we’ll all be worse off.

“Britain
is worse off under the Tories.”