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Press Cycle 07 - The Budget  

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Caroline Blakesley
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Prime Minister & MP for Hammersmith
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12/08/2019 6:35 pm  

Labour came into office with a commitment to spur innovation to increase productivity in Britain and that is exactly what we're doing. Our increase in the research and development tax credit will encourage companies to invest more in research and will provide a real tax break for companies in innovative industries that are critical to Britain's future. The new innovation fund at the Business Department will help fill the missing middle and ease the transition from research into development, building critical bridges between British universities and businesses. And the combined £1.2 billion that we're investing in research - whether basic science through Research Councils or applied medical and energy research will open new avenues of innovation around our nation. Labour is launching an innovation surge to tackle Britain's productivity crisis - and we're not stopping until we're the most innovative economy in the world.

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Eleanor Nerina
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12/08/2019 8:46 pm  

I am delighted that the Chancellor used the Budget as an opportunity to invest even more in public safety. This coalition is establishing itself as a government of law and order, reversing the damaging cuts to our police services and then some. And we are seeing the benefits - over the past year crime has fallen by nearly 3% and there were 27,000 less violent crimes than the year before. The Chancellor has set out how we’ll go even further than reversing the 20,000 cut police officers, hiring an extra 2,000 officers this year and reversing cuts to our fire services so that our emergency services can save lives. The Chancellor also set out a new investment in our security services that will help us to fight the new and inventive terrorism of Daesh - investment I will set out the use of in more detail shortly. The Budget shows that if you care about public safety and our emergency services, than the coalition is a government with a plan and with the means to follow through.

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department
Labour MP for Brent North (2005 - )


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Eleanor Nerina
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12/08/2019 8:46 pm  

This Budget will go down as one of the great reforming Budgets of the decades, and shows what a forward thinking progressive government can do for Britain. As Home Secretary I am naturally pleased that the Chancellor has found more for our emergency services to keep people safe. But the Budget goes much further than that, grasping and tackling the big issues facing Britain: establishing a National Care Service; reversing Tory cuts to defence and funding the first expansion of our armed forces since the 1980s; and shifting taxes away from hardworking people and innovative businesses, and onto wealth, pollution, and problem gambling.This is a Budget that will make our country fairer, our people better off, and our streets and communities safer.

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department
Labour MP for Brent North (2005 - )


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General Goose
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13/08/2019 10:07 pm  

This budget continues this government’s strong record - fostered by Liberal Democrat ideas - on tackling the housing crisis. Liberal Democrats created the Homelessness Action Fund, to provide emergency accommodation, supported housing, employment and training opportunities, healthcare services and access to Housing First models. Liberal Democrats created the British Housing and Infrastructure Development Bank, leveraging public and private funds to make the necessary investments in new communities, stronger infrastructure, better public transport and meeting the housing need our nation faces. With our partners in government, we continue this sterling work in this newest budget, adding £50 million into the Homelessness Action Fund and investing £500 million into the British Housing and Infrastructure Development Bank, focusing on schemes to help first-time buyers. 

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat Leader
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General Goose
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13/08/2019 10:08 pm  

Addressing the social care funding crisis, and the lack of integration between health and social care, has long been a priority of Liberal Democrats in government. To this end, we have championed emergency cash infusions over the course of this government, while continuing to campaign on a long-term cross-party funding settlement for social care. Under this new budget, we have the introduction of a National Care Service - funded by a new dedicated care tax, a new and ambitious social reform that I am optimistic will go down in history. 

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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General Goose
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13/08/2019 10:08 pm  

In our 2014 manifesto, the Liberal Democrats proposed a “patient premium” to help tackle health inequalities, to rectify the chronic public health issues facing poorer areas, and to attract new healthcare professionals to the most deprived parts of the country. This follows the tremendous success of the pupil premium, another Liberal Democrat idea, directing dedicated and flexible resources towards helping the most disadvantaged students close the attainment gap. In this budget, £630 million has been invested in creating the patient premium. This is yet another case where the Liberal Democrats are making a unique, and invaluable, contribution to politics. 

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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General Goose
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14/08/2019 4:11 pm  

The Conservative response to this budget is about as odd as we could have expected. To match up to the rhetoric of their spokesmen in parliament, their shadow budget needs to reduce the deficit, lower taxes, and increase spending all at greater levels than the government, thanks to deft management and creative thinking, has managed. Funnily enough, I don't think they can do this - not without broken promises and leaving millions behind.

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Technology

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Roger Brigham
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14/08/2019 5:59 pm  

Our economy is in a weak moment, we are suffering an economic slowdown that could cost thousands of jobs and stability for our families, the Budget was an opportunity to face the challenges of this economic new situation, but unfortunately, what the Coalition offers in the House is a budget of recession instead of a budget of solutions.

This budget will increase the costs that our businesses will face, the Prime Minister herself recognized the increase of duties and taxes for our wealth creator, sheltering in a so called "green plan", dear Prime Minister, we have to find the equilibrium between our economic needs and green ones, Conservatives said it many times, it seems you just ignored us, let's invest in green renewable energies instead of taxing those that create jobs.

By punishing our wealth creators, the government is discouraging investment, the effects of these policies are well known for the British people, we already saw it under Prime Minister Brown, we will see it again.

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Roger Brigham
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14/08/2019 6:10 pm  

The core of the economic policies of the Labour's manifesto in the last General Election was the total elimination of the deficit by 2020, now the Chancellor recognized in the House that the new deadline is 2023, another broken promise of the Labour Party that will codñst billions, and remember that the LibDems are partners in crime. The ones that repeteadly talk about the economy are the ones that are destroying it. 

This nation for the next 7 years will continue spending more that what we earn, the Government will have to borrow extra money that will be paid by our citizens via taxes, again, the broken policies of the Coalition will harm our people, we will have to spend more money that could be used to reduce taxes or invest in public services, Coalition's policies are intervening our pockets. 

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Roger Brigham
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14/08/2019 6:26 pm  

A budget is the main proposal that one Government can do during its term, it's an opportunity to address the new challenges of the economic situation, and more if we are in a situation of economic slowdown. 

Unfortunately, the Coalition introduced a budget of recession that will increase costs for businesses and also the money will have to borrow. This remembers me of the budgets introduced by Brown's cabinet that had bad effects for our economy. The dangers of this new Coalition's budget must be faced. 

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William Croft
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14/08/2019 7:00 pm  

The Government’s budget can be summed up in just four words: too little, too late. After years of attacking British business, years of scaring away investment, and years of anti-growth policies they’ve subjected this country to, the economy has stalled and we’re in a weak position to weather the international crisis. Despite attempting to deliver a budget that fixes the mistakes they’ve made, they’ve delivered a wafer thin commitment to the British economy that fails to take any meaningful action to promote growth and spur innovation. At a time when we needed the British economy to roar, they’ve given us a budget that’s more akin to a whimper. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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William Croft
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14/08/2019 7:06 pm  

With a new Prime Minister, the Coalition Government promised the nation that their old ways constant policy U-turns would be a thing of the past. Sadly, this budget proved that to be anything but the truth. The Chancellor's announcement that the Government now plans to eliminate the deficit by 2023, despite their initial promise of eliminating the deficit by 2020, is this Government’s greatest U-turn to date. 

We know the Government has never truly cared about eliminating Britain’s deficit; for them, unchecked national spending is a problem they’ll leave future generations to solve. This Government has continuously pushed off the date at which they will have eliminated the deficit, and have made it impossible for the British people to trust their word. 

Their happy to keep on spending Britain into oblivion. After all, it’s your money that they’re spending.

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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William Croft
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14/08/2019 7:13 pm  

With markets around the world slowing, and wages here in Britain falling stagnant, this was a clear opportunity for the Government to cut taxes. Of course, they failed to seize it. Unlike this Coalition Government that is determined to keep more and more of your money, a Conservative-led Government would cut the basic rate of income tax by 15%. We in the Conservative Party understand that money is best used when left in your pockets, not in the hands of the state. With wages stagnant, a direct result of the Government’s anti-business agenda, you deserve a tax cut that will ensure you keep more of your hard earned pay packet. This budget proves that this’ll only happen under a Conservative Government.

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
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William Croft
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14/08/2019 7:13 pm  

In completely eliminating Help To Buy, the Chancellor has accomplished the Government’s years-long crusade to crush the dream of homeownership for millions of British people. In her budget speech, the Chancellor callously defines H2B as “wasteful spending.” I can only imagine what the hundreds of thousands of people across Britain who have been able to realize their aspiration of becoming property owners feel about the Chancellor’s assessment. Call it what she wants, but the facts are clear: as a result of the policies of this Government, it has now become more difficult than ever for young people and new families to realize their dream of owning their own home. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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William Croft
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14/08/2019 7:18 pm  

The Government’s spending increase on the defense budget is good… if their goal was simply to respond to the criticisms made against them by the tabloid media. The reality is that the Government is still woefully underfunding our armed forces, an unsurprising move from a Government that gutted £3 billion from the military’s budget last year. We need a real commitment to reinvest in our armed forces, not a brief injection of new money that barely makes up for what the Government cut from the military’s budget in the 2015 Budget. Under my leadership, the Conservative Party is putting our money where our mouth is when it comes to military investment. That’s why we’ve committed to injecting over £8.6 billion into the defense budget the first year we’re in Government, and reaching a 3% of GDP spending target by the end of our next government.

That’s the real leadership Britain deserves on national security, and issue this Government has lost all authority on.

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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