Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has reacted to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement announced today, calling it a “missed opportunity to protect our children’s education while his party squander money on preparations for a dangerous No Deal Brexit“.
The Government’s Spring Statement outlined the Chancellor’s plans for spending alongside an economic update on GDP growth, inflation, wages and Government deficit. The Chancellor also warned about the damage that a No Deal Brexit would inflict on the economy.
Mr Zeichner reacts:
“It was quite sickening that while the Chancellor gave stark warnings about the dangers of No Deal, the Prime Minister sat next to him on the Government front bench, having just refused to whip her MPs to vote against No Deal for this evening’s motion. It shows how reckless the Conservatives are – putting party ahead of the national interest.“
Mr Zeichner comments “In a week in which we have seen both Chris Tooley, Head of Netherall School, and Tony Davies, Head of St Matthews, in the newspapers explaining the severe problems facing their schools because of Government funding cuts, the fact that education funding in schools didn’t get a mention is a huge kick in the teeth. Even university funding was kicked into the long grass again, as the Chancellor said that the Augar Review will be “published shortly and the Government will respond later in the year“ – leaving students and universities uncertain about the future. The Spring statement revealed a complacent and uncaring Government, led by a Prime Minister whose authority is so diminished that she is now Prime Minister in name only. “