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Bertie
(@tonybcwilson)
Anthony B.C. Wilson MP
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15/06/2019 10:43 am  

Labour has cut business taxes. Labour has cut tax for 6 million people. Labour has cut the deficit by a quarter. The Leader of the Opposition once said; 'Labour's continued ignorance of our national debt and their continued expansion of the deficit is a real risk to our NHS' future, eventually the cheap credit will run out and we'll have to find the money somewhere’ – He’s rather quiet now. Labour is delivering strong investment in our NHS and cutting the deficit by £25 billion. Labour is cutting the deficit 6% faster than the Conservatives and our services aren’t suffering because of it. To correct Macmillan's quote; The Conservative's continued ignorance of our national debt and their continued expansion of the deficit is a real risk to our nation's services.

Anthony Bertram Charles Wilson, MP for Darlington.
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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
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15/06/2019 1:49 pm  

Whilst I am glad that Labour are continuing to promote austerity economics they are continuing down the same old roads in a multitude of other areas. This anti-business agenda of their's is seeing taxes on business go UP not down with the increase in Employer's NIC more than diminishing the negligible cut to Corporation Tax that was delivered. Their sudden commitment to deficit reduction is again caveated not only by their increasing the deficit last year, which has cost us £5bn in one year, but also by their £13.5bn borrowing spree that has achieved nothing but 13yrs of debt repayment, reduced growth, and higher prices. Labour's record with the economy is a record of boom and bust, of financial crisis, and of huge debt. The British people know this which is why they are increasingly saying that they want the Tories back in power.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition (2014-16)

Prime Minister (2014)

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Macmillan
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15/06/2019 1:56 pm  

Labour have delivered two budgets since their narrow minority victory in 2014 so let's compare the budget records of the two main parties and ascertain just where the records of deficit reduction lie. Over the course of two budgets Labour have managed to cut the deficit by about £20bn in net terms from £108bn when we left office to £88bn now. Contrast this with the Conservative Party, our Shadow Budget in 2014 reduced the defict by £18bn where Labour's actually managed to increase it, our Shadow Budget this year advocates for a further £27bn in savings. In other words over the course of two years the Conservative Party would have reduced the deficit by about £45bn to Labour's £20bn, a deficit reduction over double in size. Labour can claim a sudden conversion to austerity and deficit reduction all they like, but the records show that it is the Conservatives who would have Britain paying its way whilst Labour just borrows and taxes this country to oblivion.

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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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15/06/2019 2:04 pm  

This is a Government of liars, there are no two ways about it. The Chancellor has lied to Parliament with regards to his Income Tax plans, he was caught in the lie, and he lied again to try and get himself out Scot free. Now we have an assortment of Governmental figures and backbenchers claiming that this year the deficit under this Government would be lower than it would be under a Conservative Government, as the old adage goes "I'll have what they're having" because their make believe world is clearly so much nicer than our world that Labour and the Liberal Democrats have taken up permanent residence. This year the Government will borrow £88.3bn to cover the overspend including £3.5bn on more reckless try-everything and hope it works "investment". Under our Shadow Budget plans the Conservative Party proposes that we borrow £86.2bn, a full £2.1bn lower than the Chancellor's figures. This also doesn't take into account the £18bn worth of savings we'd have made last year instead of the £4bn in extra debt we were saddled with so under a Conservative Government the deficit this year would actually stand much closer to £64bn. The Government can lie and spin all they want but at the end of the day everybody knows that if you want a Britain that pays its own way in the World and a Government that lets you keep more of the money YOU earn the only way to vote at the next election is for the Conservative Party.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
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Bertie
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Anthony B.C. Wilson MP
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15/06/2019 5:47 pm  

Labour is committed to our commuters. There will no fare rises above inflation with continued rising investment. Whilst the tories will abandon two major transport programmes, HS2 and Crossrail, Labour is delivering more. We have invested £1 billion into rural infrastructure and a further £1 billion into public transport. Under Labour commuters get more and better services with no fare rises above inflation. Tory plans are a mess, fares up double the rate of inflation whilst they gut out spending. Labour means value for money and is delivering for all parts of this nation.

Anthony Bertram Charles Wilson, MP for Darlington.
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Bertie
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Anthony B.C. Wilson MP
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15/06/2019 5:57 pm  

Under Labour the deficit has fallen by over £25 billion; a quarter of the total deficit. This will enable us to clear the deficit by 2018/19 as we approach with a sensible strategy that lifts 1.2 million earners out of income tax, cuts business taxes, invests services and cuts the deficit. The Conservatives are placing ideology over economics and their proposals will cost the taxpayer - The higher deficit strategy they favour comes with cuts to education and impoverishment of benefit claimants. Labour has tripled real wage growth in one year and has lifted all public sector workers from the pay cap. All public sector workers are seeing their wages rise with inflation or higher, the Conservatives are offering £8000 tax cuts to high earners whilst cutting at education. Labour is delivering for Britons, paid more, worth more, taxed less.

Anthony Bertram Charles Wilson, MP for Darlington.
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John Knox
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15/06/2019 6:02 pm  

The Leader of the Opposition once said; 'Labour's continued ignorance of our national debt and their continued expansion of the deficit is a real risk to our NHS' future, eventually the cheap credit will run out and we'll have to find the money somewhere’ – He’s rather quiet now. The fact of the matter is that we’ve cut the deficit further than the Conservatives, a factor they weren’t expecting. This government stands committed to keeping our promises: No changes in VAT and to eliminate the deficit. They will give tax cuts to the wealthiest while increasing taxes on the most. They did it before, they’re proposing it now. Meanwhile, this government has lifted millions out of tax while still investing in our services. 

Calvin Ward Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

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Bertie
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Anthony B.C. Wilson MP
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15/06/2019 6:07 pm  

The Leader Of The Opposition can speculate, guess and make random promises about the past as much as he likes; it doesn't change the facts. Under Labour, the deficit is falling by a quarter, over £25 billion. This is 6% faster than his proposals. Labour is retaining taxes on highest earners, whilst taking 1.2 million out of income tax all together and giving 6 million earners a tax cut. The Conservatives are handing out £8000 tax cuts to high earners whilst impoverishing those stuck at the bottom. The Tories propose taking a week's worth of cash away from the unemployed to pay out £8000 of tax cuts to themselves and bankers, whilst keeping Britain with more debt for longer. Labour is the only party that can be trusted for strong services, rising wages and cutting the deficit. Under Labour, low earners get back £1000 tax-free and investment in the NHS and education at more than double the rate of inflation.

Anthony Bertram Charles Wilson, MP for Darlington.
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Alex Cardigan
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MP for Montgomeryshire
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15/06/2019 6:34 pm  

The Liberal Democrat influence in this budget is clear - keeping taxes low for the poorest, encouraging enterprise, and investing on education. I will be happy to lend my support for it in the knowledge that Wales is getting a better deal, too, and not being taken for granted by the Labour Party. This budget will help the poorest without harming the successful. For that it has my support.

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MP for Montgomeryshire
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General Goose
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15/06/2019 7:00 pm  

This government is pursuing a smart and comprehensive policy to reduce the deficit. We are investing in our future, with our investments in the last budget already creating tangible increases in innovation and getting more houses built, growing our economy and expanding opportunities. We are reforming our tax code, closing loopholes, ending abuses, levelling the playing field by getting rid of backdoor subsidies that are to the unfair benefit of big multinationals. We are saving billions in cutting waste and promoting a more efficient and honest spending culture in government, including with our broad reforms to bring down the government's sky-high contract and procurement bills. This is the path of deficit reduction that is bringing down our country's deficit while strengthening our public services. It is the policy that Liberal Democrat MPs campaigned on, and we are delivering. 

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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General Goose
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15/06/2019 7:28 pm  

Dylan Macmillan's repeated statement that the government is adopting opposition spending proposals couldn't be further from the truth, and he would do well to set the record straight. In fact, the truth is the opposite. The opposition, in its shadow budget, continued the government's investment and funding trajectories from the last budget in several areas - they cannot take credit for increases in legal aid funding or NHS investment that we have kickstarted in the last budget. I am glad, in fact, that they agree with our decisions in the last budget so much that they are now trying to take credit for them. 

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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General Goose
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15/06/2019 7:31 pm  

Austerity has ended. We have repealed the bedroom tax, provided funding to end the injustices of callous benefit sanctions, ended pay caps, provided funding to address the national scandals of homelessness and period poverty, and are investing in this new budget in more free childcare, more free school breakfasts and lunches, and more resources for schools, hospitals and public services. As we continue reinvesting, however, we also are embarking on an ambitious programme to stamp out tax loopholes and reform the way the government spends your money, saving billions every year. 

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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General Goose
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15/06/2019 7:34 pm  

I am pleased that this government takes its obligations and promises to the international community seriously. We have continued investing more in overseas development and aid, with a renewed focus on protecting the international common goods that all nations rely upon and in helping communities shift from a reliance on aid to full participation in global trade. Unlike the Conservatives, who made pledges on this issue a year ago that they now want to break, we keep to our promises.

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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General Goose
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15/06/2019 7:39 pm  

This government is committed to ensuring every community in every region of the UK is able to thrive and prosper. That is why we have expanded the Regional Growth Fund, helping develop private sector jobs and enterprise in areas currently dependent on the public sector. That is why we are spending more on bus services, the lifeblood of many towns and villages. That is why we are investing more in green stimulus programmes that help all communities thrive as we transition to a greener economy. That is why we are investing 1 billion pounds in rural economies, including in expanding fast broadband coverage. 

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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General Goose
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15/06/2019 7:45 pm  

The Home Office is protected from austerity under this government. Our funding decisions and the long-term spending trajectories that that entailed - more police on the beat and more resources for legal aid and preventing crime - have been adopted in full by the Conservatives.

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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