Education: Hammond Reported for False Statements

Labour has reported the Chancellor to the statistics watchdog after he wrongly claimed that school spending is going up. In his Spring Statement Philip Hammond repeated claims made by the Education Secretary which had already led to a formal rebuke and retraction. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/chancellor-statistics-watchdog-false-claims-12217002

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Economy: McDonnell’s Plea to Hammond

In Treasury Questions today John McDonnell has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to take some action to help stop the deepening crisis in children's services. https://labourlist.org/2018/02/protect-our-children-mcdonnells-plea-to-tory-chancellor-amid-funding-crisis/

Tory Conference: Hammond Rambles on in Key Note Address

If you've not seen it then seek it out. This one speech uses so many lies about the Labour party (e.g. referring to the Global Financial Crisis as 'Labour's Recession'). Here's some responses from a few on the left collated by Labour List. https://labourlist.org/2017/10/a-vacuous-embarrassing-rant-labour-movement-reacts-to-chancellors-speech/