Today I challenged the Chancellor over his rosy and complacent Spring Statement. The reality is that our public services, our NHS and our police desperately need investment so they can do their work effectively.
The Chancellor also barely mentioned Brexit which all scenarios show will have a negative effect on the money available to spend on the services we all rely on.
You can watch my contribution here.
I also wrote my alternative Spring statement for the New Statesmen and set out some of the issues the Chancellor should have addressed. You can read that piece here.
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