[Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:35 pm on 4th March 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Gemma Doyle Gemma Doyle Shadow Minister (Defence) 4:35 pm, 4th March 2015

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It would be naive of us to think that the Government were making life harder for everyone. As he points out, that is simply not the case. The rich are getting richer, bankers’ bonuses are buoyant once again and corporations are lining their pockets at the expense of families in the UK. That is absolutely unacceptable, because when big companies do not pay their taxes the working man and woman have to pay more. It is clear that five more years of the Tories means a continuation of an economy that rewards only the most privileged while piling on the pressure for millions of families. That unbalanced and extreme approach is only going to lead to deeper spending cuts—cuts that my constituents cannot afford to live with.

The Government want us to return to public spending levels last seen in the 1930s, a time before the NHS even existed.