The Chancellor of the Exchequer today gave his Spring Statement in the House of Commons.
Commenting on the Statement, Steve McCabe MP said:
“In his Spring Statement the Chancellor crowed about what appears to be some very modest growth projections over the next five years. For my constituents who haven’t had a pay rise in years, who are seeing their children’s’ school budgets cut with Head Teachers contemplating shortening the school week, who are waiting on trolleys in hospital corridors and who see the police struggling as their numbers fall and crime rises, today’s statement simply will not cut it.
“The Government’s economic policies are failing my constituents. We need to invest in our public services before they collapse altogether. We need plans that are designed to deliver over the next three years not in thirteen years time when the Chancellor will be seventy five and long gone from office. He began be saying he felt tiggerish and ended up sounding like Jackanory. My constituents need and deserve much better.”