It’s been quite the start for Prime Minister Liz Truss’ administration! Her Chancellor’s first budget trashed the value of the pound to a record low, crashing the economy, even causing the International Monetary Fund to issue an unprecedented stark warning, given their anxieties that the Tory plan would “likely increase inequality”. Our country faces a deepening economic crisis in the hands of this inept Conservative Government. Somewhat ironic that the Tory’s so-called ‘plan for growth’ has already wreaked so much havoc, but the real-life victims of their recklessness will be ordinary working people. Increased spending, tax cuts for the richest – all paid for by borrowing and even more national debt!
While Conservatives bury their heads in the sand, the Labour Party has been demonstrating its vision for a fairer, greener future at our annual conference. Unlike the Tories, who willingly gamble with our money to benefit the richest one percent, we want to invest in British people and our country’s future; ensuring everyone has access to well-paid jobs, properly funded public services and the ability (especially for first-time buyers) to buy their own home.
We’re committed to making the UK an energy superpower, with a fossil-free electricity system by 2030. To ensure our energy independence, so that we can’t be held to ransom by dictators like Putin, we will create publicly owned GB Energy. Working with businesses, we’ll invest in a Skills Plan to drive growth; boosting jobs and training opportunities.
This fully costed plan for growth is in stark contrast to the chaos the Tories have presided over. Labour are the party of fiscal responsibility and sound money. After twelve long years of Tory economic incompetence and decline, time we have a government that delivers for the people of Slough and our country. It’s the ambitious long-term investment our nation deserves.
Britain is living through a moment of profound change. The options are clearer than ever: continued decline with the Conservatives or a fairer greener future with Labour.