UK Politics

Labour Party: No excuse for Lib Dems cheering on an economic plan that punishes the poorest in our society - Byrne

News   •   Sep 21, 2010 12:17 BST

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liam Byrne MP responding to Nick Clegg’s speech today said:

"Labour pioneered new borrowing freedoms for councils in our March budget. But all the freedom in the world, I'm afraid, won't make up for Tory budget cuts that are so fast and so deep that communities across our country will be scarred with higher unemployment. 

“Nor do they excuse the Lib Dems cheering on an economic plan that punishes the poorest in our society."