Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The Coalition Government has no plan for jobs or growth in Haslingden or Hyndburn

Responding to the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review I am concerned about people in this area stay in jobs, keep their homes and stay safe.

The Government’s cuts are too deep and too fast, taking a dangerous gamble with the area's economic future and people’s jobs.

What the Government is saying is that it wants to take more money off children than it does off the banks. That can’t be right.

And it can’t be right for the government to reduce the number of police officers on our streets.

Labour Leader Ed Miliband stated:

“The government is taking an irresponsible gamble with the recovery.

“I will stand up for people up and down the country who are worried about what going to happen and are fearful for their jobs and the services they rely on.”

Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson said:

“Without growth it’s impossible to get the deficit down. If the Government throws people out of work it costs us all more. So to get the deficit down our starting point must be jobs, jobs, jobs.”

“The Government’s cuts are too deep and too fast, taking a dangerous gamble with our economic future and people’s jobs. The cuts are unwise and unfair.

“A million jobs gone – that’s the price we now know the coalition think is worth paying.”