Thursday 17 December 2020 / 1:03 PM Marsha de Cordova / Women and Equalities

When Liz Truss dismisses ‘fashionable’ causes she actually dismisses the devastating impact of discrimination – Marsha de Cordova

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, commenting ahead of Liz Truss’ speech to the Centre for Policy Studies today, said:

“This is gratuitous provocation from a government that consistently refuses to face up to its responsibilities and the widening inequality it has caused.

“When Liz Truss dismisses ‘fashionable’ causes she actually dismisses the devastating impact of discrimination and unfairness in peoples’ day to day lives.

“It is laughable for the Conservatives to claim to care about class when they have frozen public sector pay, driven up poverty, and plan to cut Universal Credit and impose a council tax rise.

“This year has highlighted how important it is for people to come together. Instead of looking for new ways to divide communities and pining for an era of Thatcherite individualism, the Tories should focus on fixing the structural inequality that holds people back.”