Labour offers real alternative after Chancellor sends pound into freefall

It was Harold Wilson who once quipped that ‘a week is a long time in politics’. Goodness knows what he’d have made of the last 6 days. On Friday our new Chancellor announced more than £400billion of borrowing and tax cuts worth an extra £55,000 for millionaires. Almost immediately there was panic in the markets,Continue reading Labour offers real alternative after Chancellor sends pound into freefall

Chancellor’s ‘fiscal event’ is a non-event for the struggling

After the period of mourning, attention turns once again to the hardships facing many people in Britain today. The Prime Minister and her new Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, say tax cuts are the answer but I have my doubts. His decision to reverse National Insurance increases without any additional plans to support the NHS can onlyContinue reading Chancellor’s ‘fiscal event’ is a non-event for the struggling

End of an Era

I had planned to write this week about changes and new beginnings but on Thursday we learned ofthe passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, the cruellest of signs of changing times andsomething many people hoped could be put off. It’s true that, despite average life expectancy for a woman in the UK beingContinue reading End of an Era

Steve McCabe Comments on New PM’s Cost of Living Plan

The Labour MP for Selly Oak, Steve McCabe MP was in parliament today to hear the newly appointed Prime Minister, Liz Truss, address the House of Commons for the first time on energy prices during her first Prime Minister’s Questions today. Liz Truss is expected to announce her response to soaring energy bills tomorrow, which SellyContinue reading Steve McCabe Comments on New PM’s Cost of Living Plan

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