Results 1–20 of 5870 for speaker:John Martin McDonnell

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (6 Nov 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: There are reports that the Cabinet has been briefed on a possible deal with the EU that includes a customs union that can be ended through a review mechanism at any stage in the future. So after two years of uncertainty, of business holding back investment and of jobs relocated abroad, we are now presented with a fudge that gives no guarantees on a long-term basis of our future trading...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (6 Nov 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: Well, it is interesting, because the Chancellor knows then that a free trade agreement without a permanent customs union will not protect our economy from the damage that a hard Brexit would cause, so to guarantee frictionless supply chains, we need a secure, permanent customs union with the EU. Businesses and workers are looking to the Chancellor to fight their corner, so will he join me and...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: What deal?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: Four weeks ago, the Prime Minister promised to end austerity. She raised people’s hopes—the hopes of teachers that they would no longer have to rely on begging letters to parents to fund the running of their schools; the hopes of police officers that the safer neighbourhood teams would return to tackle the rise in violent crime; and the hopes of local councillors of all political...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: To be absolutely clear, the Chancellor gave the impression yesterday that there would be no departmental cuts, but the Resolution Foundation has said that, although some Departments will be protected, others will have a 3% cut as a result. I call that continuing austerity. Ending austerity is about more than that; it is about ending and repairing some of the damage that has been inflicted on...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: We are currently seeing local councils—the first wave has been Conservative—virtually going into administration. That must say something about the impact of a 50% cut in local government funding over the last eight years. People no longer accept the trickle-down economics that has gripped the Tory party for four decades.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: I will in due course. The Parliamentary Private Secretary has done his job and handed out the briefings and questions to everyone. I respect the hon. Gentleman for his diligence and I will allow some interventions but, to be frank, people out there are fed up with parliamentary banter and want a debate that reflects the real world. People no longer accept the trickle-down economics that has...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: A former Local Government Minister gets to his feet in this House and does not express a word of apology for what the Government have done to local government. For some time, I have had concerns about the nature of the whole debate on austerity. First, many—I accept not all—in the Conservative party seem to have no appreciation of what austerity has meant and continues to mean for...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: Not at the moment, if the hon. Gentleman does not mind. What shocked me yesterday was that the Chancellor delivered a Budget that so clearly failed to address the desperate needs of our society after eight years of austerity. Let us look at just some elements of the human cost of austerity and what the Chancellor brought forward in the Budget.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: I respect the right hon. Gentleman’s views on Brexit because I campaigned for remain as well, but it behoves any Liberal Democrat to come to this House with a bit of humility after serving with a Tory Administration that savaged our public services. Let me look at some of the elements of human suffering. Health workers are having to cope with the biggest financial squeeze in the...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: That is an essential element of the reconstruction that Labour will have to do when we come to power. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that a rise in health spending of 3.3% was needed just to maintain the current stretched service, and that at least 4% was needed to improve it. Instead, according to the Nuffield Trust, what we got amounts to just a 2.7% increase in overall health...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: My hon. Friend has got it exactly. It takes something, does it not, to have headteachers marching on Downing Street? That has never been seen before. Just what did yesterday’s Budget do to tempt teachers back? What the Chancellor offered was “little extras”. It was an insult, especially when 60% of teachers are not getting a pay rise this year. There are now 4 million...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: No. We have a record number of children coming into care. I know what coming into care means for a child: they are scarred for life. Why are they coming into care? Because there has been a 40% cut in funding to councils for early intervention to support families. Let the Government justify that. On young people, the YMCA reports that spending on youth services has fallen by 62% since 2010....

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: Of course we welcome more money for mental health, but what was required was £4 billion, not £2 billion; and that £2 billion was contained within the £20 billion that had already been announced, so it is not additional money. There are some things that we can work on on a cross-party basis in this House, but we have to be honest about the needs and the requirements, and we...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: The facts speak for themselves. To make a real difference to the lives of young people, the Chancellor needed to address the housing crisis, deal with the toppling mountain of student loans, and restore work allowances for single people and couples without children. Instead we got piecemeal, unambitious housing announcements and re-announcements, nothing on student finances, and nothing on...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: I will come on to the plight of disabled people, who seem to have been a particular target for this Government, given how they have withdrawn funding and services. On older people, there were more than 31,000 excess winter deaths among the over-65s in 2017, and well over 150,000 elderly people are in arrears in their social care payments. The Local Government Association, which works on a...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: I have given way to the hon. Gentleman once. Many have taken their own lives as a result of the welfare reforms imposed upon them since 2010, and the Government—[Interruption.]

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: I understand the hon. Member for Croydon South (Chris Philp); he gets excited at times, but as someone who has been excited myself at times, I completely understand. The Government have been repeatedly forced by the courts to change how they are treating disabled people. They do not seem to have learned their lesson yet, so yesterday we saw no restoration of disability premiums, no end to...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: Because it was not on a scale that would have had sufficient impact. I welcome interventions, but I think we should have a rule that when Members intervene they should describe their background, in this case as advisor to George Osborne, who cut back on the solar energy industry, who undermined wind power in this country, and who set us back so that we will never meet our climate change...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: My hon. Friend is right. Yesterday we needed serious action to address the bias against high streets, which has led to so many empty shops. Instead we got legislation that will help turn shops into flats. We then had a huge media presentation about an online tax being introduced: it was said that £400 million will be found from this online tax in a few years’ time. At the weekend...


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.