Wednesday 20 November 2019 / 7:46 PM John McDonnell

“The Tories are stuck in the 1980s” McDonnell Responds to Tories National Insurance plans

John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on the Conservatives’ National Insurance plans, said:

“Even after ten years of cruel cuts and despite creaking public services the Tories still think the answer to the challenges of our time is a tax cut of £1.64 a week, with those on Universal Credit getting about 60p.

“Meanwhile independent experts have said this will cost up to £11 billion so everyone who relies on public services and social security will be wondering whether they will be paying the price.

“The Tories are stuck in the 1980s while a Labour Government will tackle head-on the climate and human emergencies of our time.”