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Press Cycle #12 - Labour's Economic Vision
#1
"The Chancellor has made another speech outlining a vision for the economy, having already made two others. What do you think of the economic direction the government is taking the country in?" 

(Speeches referenced:
http://politicsuk.net/hastings/showthread.php?tid=5969
http://politicsuk.net/hastings/showthread.php?tid=5943
http://politicsuk.net/hastings/showthread.php?tid=5781)

This press cycle will be closed at 23:59 on the 05/03/18.

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Labour has a clear, fair, and deliverable plan for our economy. We are continuing to deliver economic stability - low inflation and low mortgage rates. We are making sure that the benefits of that are spread more fairly - with a plan to eliminate child poverty that saw us establish a new £1,000 child credit at Budget and increase the minimum wage. And we are making sure that everyone has the skills that are needed to get on in life and improve our economy with a plan to have a million apprenticeships by 2005. Labour has a clear economic vision - stability, where the Tories would squander our surplus in a single year; fairness, where the Tories haven't said a single word on child poverty; a million apprenticeships, where the Tories don't have a single offer for skills.
Rt. Hon. Sean Manning MP

Chancellor of the Exchequer (2000 - )
Labour MP for Bristol East (1992 - )
Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1997 - 2000)
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With the clear commitment for action on child poverty, minimum wage increases, apprenticeship places and tax credits this economic vision will leave Britons substantially better off than they would be under a Conservative government.
Rt Hon Harriet Roth MP
Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent North (1983-)
Former Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Energy and the Environment
Former Secretary of State for Housing and Urban Development

Socialist Campaign Group - Eurosceptic, Peacenik, Bennite
Labour Party



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#4
This Government is committed to a spending spree without vision. This Government wants to target oil companies, invest less in our police and our NHS than the Conservatives would and put our economy at unnecessary risk by joining a untried and untested Euro.  The Conservatives have a strong and clear plan for our economy including investing in our public services and keeping the pound to ensure we have a better, stronger Britain for all.
James Allen

MP for Leeds Central

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This government is committed to bettering the lives of the British people, delivering minimum wage increases, tax credits, and guaranteed apprenticeship places. We have heard nothing from the Tories on these key policies, because they know that cutting them is the wrong thing to do. For all the Leader of the Opposition's chat about a "strong, clear plan," what do we actually have? We have a party opposed to increasing the minimum wage, opposed to tax credits, and opposed to apprenticeships. The Leader of the Opposition has made it clear in his statement who he wants to protects - oil companies - and we've made it clear in our actions - the working people of Britain.
Barbara Bond, Labour Party
Member of Parliament, Edinburgh South, 2015 - present
General Secretary, UNISON, 2005 - 2014

“Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.” - Lenin
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The Tories are committed to their economic incompetence line, claiming that a Labour Government would lead to spiralling deficits, cuts to essential services like the NHS, and more debt for all. Harold Saxon is lying to the public and has been found out time and time again. The last Conservative Government left office with a deficit, Labour eliminated turned that deficit into a surplus. In his Shadow Budget the Shadow Chancellor couldn't manage a £1bn surplus, in the actual Budget my colleague the Chancellor found us an £8bn surplus. The Prescription Charge is history, NHS funding in this country is up after Tory cuts on the way out, Education spending is rising and all the while the Tories continue to claim that black is white. The Labour Economic plan has delivered low inflation, high growth and stable interest rates. The Tory economic plan left us with high inflation, Black Wednesday and cuts to the NHS. Who would you trust to run the economy?
The Rt Hon Sir Dylan Macmillan MP
MP for Bedfordshire Mid (1983-Present)

Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition (1992-Present)
Secretary of State for Energy 1987-1990

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Press cycle closed

(Belatedly, which was my fault - all submissions above still count)
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Labour: 40
 
Um, yeah – Labour has basically kept buoyed in the polls simply by the fact the public trust them with the public finances, but with little else (see: the Tories from 2015 onwards, perhaps?) and this has shown. People from all sides of the party unite around the vision and it’s one the British people can buy – a clear vision, and a seemingly practical one too. You did well out of it.
 
Conservatives: 10
 
Jumping onto scandals and mauling the government where they’re vulnerable is fun. But that shouldn’t mean neglecting this press cycle.
 
“It’s the economy, stupid!” – Remember that. A party will never, or very rarely, win office until it’s trusted with the economy – even if it’s low on a list of voter’s priorities voters are smart and realise a good economy can turn on its feet very easily, so they very much vote with their metaphorical wallets.
 
Your one response was ok, but failed to deal with the speeches or statements the Chancellor was making or offer much of an alternative economic vision, or to respond to critiques of your own vision. This has to change.
 
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Sean Manning: “Labour has a clear economic vision – stability, where the Tories would squander our surplus in a single year; fairness, where the Tories haven’t said a single word on child poverty; a million apprenticeships, where the Tories don’t have a single offer for skills.” The Chancellor trumpets his own economic vision, and he does it well. He makes himself seem like the only sensible alternative, and really mauls the Tories’ vision. Nice.
 
Barbara Bond: “The Leader of the Opposition has made it clear who he wants to protect – oil companies – and we’ve made it clear in our actions – the working people of Britain.” Sadly, or happily depending on who you are, a lot of voters have a level of self-interest and social justice isn’t a primary priority. Many voters can probably buy a cruel government if they thinks it’s effective or enacting their ‘crueller’ policies in pursuit for a greater good (see: Tories in 2015), but to be seen as cruel or not on the little man’s side and less competent is a bad luck.
 
Furthermore, Bond makes her criticisms from the left and is supportive of the government. Considering other left wing firebrand haven’t been quite as nice it projects a new and effective sense of unity for a government that has struggled with divisions.
 
Alwyn Thomas: “The Labour Economic Plan has delivered low inflation, high growth and stable interest rates. The Tory economic plan left us with high inflation, Black Wednesday and cuts to the NHS.” Okay, so attacking the previous government for a bad economic record doesn’t work unless you tie it in with their current policies (again, Tories in 2015), and with their NHS spending people actually aren’t too worried about the Tories there. But you make an important point: Labour are currently delivering stability and have a decent economic record, and that’s what matters and gets you that influence point.
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