The nightmare of the Tory Budget plans

Following the Budget announcements Labour has prepared anew analysis of Tory spending plans which takes into account their planned welfare reductions and promised tax cuts.

This shows that in the next three years the Tories are planning cuts to vital public services in communities like Blackburnwhich are deeper than any year of the last parliament. As a result over the next three years cuts to public services will be almost twice the level of the last three years.

The people of Britain and the citizens of Blackburn need a better plan. Labour will get the deficit down in a more sensible and balanced way. And we have a fully-funded plan to save our NHS and transform it for the future.

Labour’s plan means 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs and cancer tests guaranteed within one week. And we’ll pay for it by closing tax loopholes and a mansion tax on properties worth over £2 million.

After five years of David Cameron, our health service is going backwards. Our NHS just can’t afford these extreme and risky Tory cuts. And after their broken promises on the NHS in this Parliament nobody will trust what the Tories say about the NHS.

There is a better way – the Labour way – that’s an approach that stands up for the many and not just the few.

Author: Kate Hollern

Kate is the leader of the Labour opposition group on Blackburn with Darwen Council.

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