The Government has been delivering its Budget by press release

The Government has been delivering its Budget by press release. They are doing to avoid scrutiny of their plans, like cutting the North East out of transport spending. I asked the Minister why they shouldn’t be accountable to the people of Newcastle Central?

“I suppose the attraction of delivering a Budget by press release is that it bypasses this House, so when the Government announce billions of pounds to level up transport in the north, I do not get to say that there is nothing in that for Newcastle, where extortionate bus fares are part of the cost of living crisis that my constituents are facing; and when the Minister says that the minimum wage is going up, I do not get to point out that universal credit recipients in Newcastle will still be £800 a year worse off. Why does he think that the Government should not be accountable to the people of Newcastle upon Tyne Central?”

 

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