For people across Reading prices are rising faster than wages, the economy is flat-lining and long term unemployment across our town continues to rise. Yet, instead of focussing on these very real challenges the Conservative-led Government’s priority this April was to cut taxes for people earning over £1 million. Policies like this aren’t going to help hard-working families in Reading.
Energy bills, water bills, paying the mortgage, the cost of getting to work – these are the issues that are worrying people in Reading but the Government has absolutely nothing to say about it. The Government demonstrated how utterly out of touch it is with the real needs of ordinary people.
Labour has a clear plan for turning Britain around and getting us back facing the right direction. We’ve outlined an alternative Queen’s Speech that includes:
Speech to Labour Party Conference 2012