If the Tories are re-elected people would have more chance of winning the lottery than seeing police patrolling their streets or seeing waiting lists in the NHS coming down says GMB.
GMB commented on the budget presented by Tory Chancellor George Osborne today (18th March 2015). See notes to editors for main points in budget from Press Association.
Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said “Osborne has claimed more recoveries in the past five years than the RAC.
Even a blind person would see the short term bribes Osborne is offering today.
What he is planning however is the most draconian cuts in services that we rely on for a civilised way of life.
If the Tories are re-elected people would have more chance of winning the lottery than seeing police patrolling their streets or seeing waiting lists in the NHS coming down.
The recovery underway should be much further ahead than it is. The recovery has been the weakest of any in the past 100 years.
The new jobs being created are mainly low skilled, low paid and very precarious jobs. Even skilled workers in the UK face being undercut while wages are stagnant or falling in real terms.
Most workers have seen little or no evidence of any recovery in living standards arising from real economic growth based on investment and productivity gains.
On tax evasion there is too little, too late, and many of the schemes that help the multi- millionaire elite avoid tax remain in place.”