After U-turns under pressure from Labour MPs on fuel, pasties, caravans, churches and charities, on behalf of people in East Lothian I’m asking for three more U-turns from this out of touch Government.
With Britain in a double-dip recession, long-term unemployment at a 17-year high and borrowing going up not down, it’s clear that the Government’s economic plan is now failing.
That is why, first of all, we need a U-turn on David Cameron and George Osborne’s failed economic policies and to urgently put in place Labour’s plan for jobs and growth – including a bankers’ bonus tax to fund youth jobs.
Second, we need a U-turn on the tax cut for millionaires, so that in tough times the richest pay their fair share. And third, we need a U-turn on the ‘granny tax’ so that pensioners aren’t unfairly hit – paying more while the highest earners pay less.
The Government voted down Labour’s amendments on these issues in the House of Commons this week – voting against amendments to create jobs for young people, reverse the ‘granny tax’ and reverse the tax cut for millionaires.
Parliament will soon be in recess, but I’ll continuing campaigning throughout the summer for these three more U-turns to get Britain back on track.
Join me in calling for 3 more u turns:
- Reverse the failed Tory economic policies and urgently put in place labours plan for jobs and growth including a bankers bonus tax to fund youth jobs
- Reverse the tax cut for millionaires so that in tough times the richest pay their fair share
- Reverse the ‘granny tax’ so that pensioners aren’t unfairly hit.