Tuesday 17 January 2017 / 2:08 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Working people deserve better than this – Rebecca Long-Bailey

Rebecca
Long-Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
, commenting on
the ONS inflation figures, which show CPI has risen to 1.6 per cent in
December, up from 1.2 per cent on the previous month, said:

“Today’s
inflation figures mean people will be facing a squeeze on their pay, on top of
the six wasted years of flat and falling living standards under the Tories.

"Working
people deserve better than this. The Tories boast about economic growth but our
rigged system mean it’s an elite who benefit. Only Labour will reform our
rigged economic system and deliver pay increases for working people with a Real
Living Wage and investment in jobs and skills for the future.”