Today, George Osborne boasted in Parliament that the economy is fixed and his policies are working. After three years of flatlining, he really shouldn’t have.Because for most people, this is no recovery at all. As prices continue rising faster than wages, millions of working people and families are finding it harder just to get by.On average, working people are £1,600 a year worse off under this government. And still the Tories won’t agree to our call to freeze gas and electricity prices.In other words: the Chancellor is boasting about a recovery that is not being felt by most people in Britain.
Britain needs an economy that works for everyone, but the Tories are only looking out for a privileged few. Britain deserves better than that.
Labour has a plan: get more homes built, get young people into jobs, expand free childcare to make work pay, and freeze gas and electricity bills. A Labour government would make our economy work for people like you.
Thank you for getting the word out, Ed
Ed Balls Shadow Chancellor