The comments made by Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 12 June 2022.
People are scared about the future and lack the confidence to spend.
While the Chancellor’s cost of living package and u-turn on the windfall tax are welcome, we need more than just sticking plasters. People want more than just sticking plasters. They want to know that the government has got control of the economy and a grip of this crisis.
Over the past 12 years the Conservatives have demolished the foundations of our economy.
With me as Chancellor, Labour will build a stronger, more secure economy. We will get the cost of living crisis under control and make Britain more resilient, laying the foundations we need for a thriving, dynamic economy.