The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 12 March 2021.
Today’s figures confirm that under the Conservatives we’ve had the worst economic crisis of any major economy.
Rather than securing the recovery, Rishi Sunak’s budget last week risked weakening it through a combination of pay cuts and tax rises, and a looming cut to social security just as unemployment is set to spike.
The Chancellor’s mask has slipped. He’s making irresponsible choices now and has no long-term plan for the future. The people of Britain deserve better.