Saturday, 11 May 2013

We rebuild Britain by standing up for the many but this Tory-led Government only stands up for the few

But we won’t get it from this Tory-led Government.

The Tories and their Lib Dem allies were given the opportunity to set out a positive agenda for the year ahead when the Queen opened Parliament and delivered a speech outlining the Government’s priorities on Wednesday.

But all we got was a no-answers Queen’s Speech from a tired and failing Government that is out of touch, out of ideas and unable to bring about the change we desperately need.

Their record is one of economic failure and it’s hard-working people who do the right thing who are footing the bill. With prices rising faster than wages, the economy flatling and one million young people out of work the Tory-led Government’s priority this April was to cut taxes by an average of £100,000 for 13,000 people earning over £1 million.

Policies like this aren’t going to help hard-working families in Haslingden and Hyndburn trying to make ends meet.

Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech was a chance to rebuild our economy and get people back into work but instead it offered no change and no hope. Energy bills, water bills, paying the mortgage, the cost of getting to work – these are the issues that are worrying families in Haslingden and Hyndburn but the Government has absolutely nothing to say about it. In its deafening silence the Government demonstrated how utterly out of touch it is with the real needs of hard-working people in Haslingden and Hyndburn.

This was an opportunity missed. We rebuild Britain by standing up for the many but this Tory-led Government only stands up for the few while living standards fall for everyone else.

Britain is heading in the wrong direction under the Tories. What we need is a change of direction but it’s only by working together as One Nation that this will happen.