Sajid Javid cancels first major economy speech – McDonnell responds
John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to news that Chancellor Sajid Javid has cancelled an economy speech tomorrow, said:
“Sajid Javid is getting a record of announcing events and initiatives, and then within hours cancelling or reversing them.
“This doesn’t inspire confidence. Panic seems to be setting in inside government.”
Notes for news editors
- The first major speech by the Chancellor Sajid Javid has been cancelled by the Treasury less than 24 hours before it was due to take place – https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2019/aug/27/jeremy-corbyn-party-leaders-no-deal-brexit-boris-johnson-live-updates