The comments made by Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 11 May 2021.
To meet the challenges facing us as a country the Government must plan for the future.
Our economic foundations were not strong enough going into the pandemic and as we thankfully emerge from it, people deserve something better than before.
We need a transformation of our economy, so all workers have not only the skills they need, but fair pay for a fair day’s work, and greater security and opportunities for the future.
That’s got to be a major test of this Queen’s Speech and one the Government looks set to fail.
Labour would deliver a fair recovery, by valuing those who have kept our country moving, helping British industries to thrive and by creating good quality jobs in every community as we decarbonise our economy.