Economy: McDonnell Attacks Central Government over Council Cuts

John McDonnell has accused the government of using cash-strapped local councils as “human shields” to absorb deep spending cuts by the Treasury. Everyday we hear of councils not meeting the standards that residents expect but what can they do with budgets slashed by up to 50%? https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/08/john-mcdonnell-councils-used-human-shields-funding-cuts?

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Economy: McDonnell Attacks Tax Avoidance

New research obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Labour and published today exposes that billions of pounds in tax is going uncollected from Tory tax avoidance measures introduced since 2010. https://labour.org.uk/press/tories-letting-global-tax-dodgers-off-hook-john-mcdonnell/

Economy: John McDonnell’s pre-Davos Statement

I am going to Davos with a warning for the global elite. Many of those attending the World Economic Forum have been patting themselves on the back as international growth figures have begun to pick up. But they should be worried. In the real world, outside the Davos bubble of Alpine restaurants and chalets, the … Continue reading Economy: John McDonnell’s pre-Davos Statement

Economy: Some Budget 2017 Tweets

Jeremy Corbyn: https://twitter.com/jeremycorbyn/status/932653615210213376 John McDonnell: https://twitter.com/UKLabour/status/933274126780743680 Rebecca Long Bailey: https://twitter.com/RLong_Bailey/status/932983847087759360 A quick poll (via Britain Elects): https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/933259761105166336 Ealing Labour 4 Corbyn: https://twitter.com/EL4JC/status/933289272324624384