Monday 25 November 2019 / 5:23 PM Economy / John McDonnell

The Conservatives’ manifesto has austerity baked in and is missing any plans for the future – John McDonnell

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, responding to Financial Times revelations of a £3 billion hole in the Conservative Party manifesto, said:

“The Conservatives’ manifesto has austerity baked in and is missing any plans for the future of the country – especially the social care crisis which Boris Johnson promised to address.

“It also turns out that the costings document produced alongside it has at least one multi-billion pound spending commitment missing too.

“With no evidence behind any of their figures, it looks like the Conservatives’ fake news approach applies to their manifesto too.”