Shadow Secretary for Wales responds to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Jo Stevens MP, responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, said:

“The mess we are in is not just a result of 12 weeks of Conservative chaos but 12 years of Conservative economic failure.

“And all they offer today is more of the same – with working people paying the price for their failure.

“The Welsh government’s budget next year is worth £1.5bn less than it was when the Tories set it in November last year, so the Barnett consequential of £1.2bn promised today still leaves Wales much worse off.

“Labour knows that there are fairer choices to make, and that what our country needs is a serious long-term plan to get our economy growing again – powered by the talent and effort of millions of working people and thousands of businesses.”

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