Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

MP Budget jobs hope

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has demanded that the Chancellor listens to Doncaster's need for new jobs.

“I hope the Chancellor will listen to the long campaign we have run on the FARRRS link road.

“The scrapping of the Future Jobs Fund, the abolition of Yorkshire Forward, and the cut in regeneration funding by two thirds have been disastrous for Doncaster. With unemployment at a 17 year high, the worrying rise in inflation, consumer confidence low and the economy in danger of grinding to a halt, the Budget must set out a credible plan for jobs and growth.

“The Chancellor should also use his Budget to reverse the Tories’ unfair VAT rise on petrol.”


Caroline Flint said:

"The Tory-led Government has shown no sign of listening to people in Yorkshire, the Midlands and the North about how their policies are hurting.

"George Osborne has only one plan to cut back our public services for good and to cut deep now and offer tax cuts just before the next election.

"This is not an economic plan. And it’s clear to people in Doncaster that it’s not working.

"George Osborne has made a political choice to cut further and faster than any other major country in the world.

"A year ago – under Labour – unemployment was falling, inflation was lower and the economy was growing strongly.

"Now we have inflation rising again – made worse by the Tory VAT rise which has pushed up prices. The number of people out of work is now at a 17 year high. And the economy has ground to a halt.  The Tories blamed the snow for the downturn - but the problem isn't the snow, it's Tory policy."

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