Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:21 pm on 27th April 2020.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Labour, Leeds East 6:21 pm, 27th April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is the greatest crisis that most of us have ever lived through, so the values of solidarity, co-operation and support for—[Inaudible.]—are more important than ever at this critical time. In his March Budget speech, the Chancellor said that we were entering this crisis from a position of economic strength; for millions of people, that could not be further from the truth, and nor was it the case for our public services. A decade of austerity and a 40-year period dominated—[Inaudible.]