After five years of Tory austerity the choice facing voters couldn’t be clearer. More cuts and deeper austerity with the Tories or a fairer deal with Labour to make work pay for working people. It is a stark choice of two different futures.
George Osborne’s tax and benefit changes have cost families the equivalent of an 8p tax rise. On average that amounts to £1127 a year. He will leave office as Chancellor with the majority of people worse off than they were when he moved into Treasury. It’s a record of failure.
No matter what he says the Chancellor just won’t be believed. He gives with one hand and takes with the other. He says ‘Yes’ to the bedroom tax and ‘No’ to the Mansion tax. Taxes up for working families and tax cuts for millionaires.
In just fifty days we can elect a Labour Government to help working families to succeed with a National Minimum Wage above £8 an hour, reintroducing the 10p tax rate, and ending the scandal of exploitative zero hours contracts.