Smug Osborne starts the pantomime season early


TORY Chancellor George Osborne has been branded "a real pantomime villain" for failing to help families in Ashton-under-Lyne with his Autumn statement.

Labour's Angela Rayner has launched a scathing attack on David Cameron's No 2 for a "smug, complacent performance which has done nothing to help local families who are struggling to make ends meet."

Angela said: "I know this is almost the pantomime season, but Osborne's statement carried no festive cheer for people in my constituency.

"Nothing on tackling the rising cost of living, nothing on ending low wages, nothing on building new homes and nothing to help young people find jobs.

"He promises £2 billion for our NHS, when his government has already robbed £3 billion through a top-down re-organisation.

"And he has broken every promise he made on the economy. He has failed to balance the books as he promised and he is now borrowing billions more than he promised. Now we face even worse cuts in public spending under the Tories.

"Osborne is a real pantomime villain. But its no joke for people who depend on the record number of food banks and working people who are struggling to make ends meet."

Angela, Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Ashton-under-Lyne, added: "People in my constituency are £1600 a year worse off since the Tories came to power, while Osborne's millionaire mates have enjoyed huge tax cuts.

"Now we face even more cuts to welfare and the public services which people rely on.

"A Labour government will deliver a recovery that works for the many and not just a few.

"We will raise the minimum wage, expand free childcare for working parents, get more homes built and cut business rates for small firms.

"We will raise an extra £2.5 billion a year to employ 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs, reverse the £3 billion a year tax cut for the top one per cent of earners and boost apprenticeships for our young people.

"That's the fair way to build a proper recovery which everyone can share."


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