Labour Member of Parliament for the Makerfield Constituency.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
The Coalition Government has no plan for jobs or growth in Makerfield
Yesterday, the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review was announced.
The Government’s cuts are too deep and too fast, taking a dangerous gamble with Makerfield'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.
Ed Miliband was correct to point out that the government is taking an irresponsible gamble with the recovery and Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson is right to assert that 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.
A million jobs gone – that’s the price we now know the coalition think is worth paying.