Labour lambasts closure of children’s centres

Family|May 11th 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn highlighted the closure of children’s centres at the official launch of the party’s general election campaign.

The shuttering of more than 1,000 such centres was an example of the Conservative Party’s unfair treatment of working people since the fall of Gordon Brown in 2010, the veteran MP claimed at at an event in Manchester.

Prime Minister Theresa May had played a key role in many controversial policies he insisted, sitting alongside David Cameron during his six years in power.

“She was with him when they introduced the bedroom tax. What’s remotely fair about the bedroom tax? What was fair about racking up tuition fees? Or about taking benefits away from people with disabilities?”

He continued:

“Or about closing [children’s] centres? Or starving schools of cash?”

The government is yet to launch a promised consultation on the future of children’s centres.

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  1. Paul says:

    I don’t think many people can argue that these things are not tough but the country is 33 trillion in debt. When you are in debt you have to make tough choices. Corbyn is making it sound like a vote for Labour is a vote for a magical wish fairy. I would like to see how they have costed these things and I hope they have not let Dianne Abbott do the math or the Tories will chew Corbyn up in interview. He is saying very good things but what hes not saying is more important right now.
    He is still not talking about how Labour will approach brexit and how Labour intend deal with the major issue of our time. For this he is an ideot. It will cost him.
    People want to know how Labour will appeoach brexit and how they plan to deal with immagration. If he does not speak clearly about that now then hes wasting alot of money touring the country.

  2. dr.manhattan says:

    He didnt mention What’s remotely fair about HMRC Tax credits Targeting people on low earnings and telling them after two years or more that they were not entitled to the payments based on ridiculous reasons then demanding they pay back many thousands of pounds.

  3. Brian says:

    Corbyn is a megaphone politician, goodness knows how many times he’s defied the party whip for his own conscience…hardly leader material saying one thing then doing the other and not always sure about spouting the party line because your own personal views conflict with party policy (trident). He can stir up militancy in a crowd but he couldn’t manage a piss up in a brewery…now by all accounts he is said to be a ‘decent man’ and that he may be giving a voice to the little man, but that is all he will ever be …a voice of the little man and maybe a decent principled man (hypocrisy though expecting to whip the PLP into line) and he will never wield power with the will of the little man because he wants to be all things for all people…now, you can please some of the people some of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time! He cannot be trusted and his sums won’t add up and I don’t trust Diane Abbotts arithmetic either, and it’s a bit rich for her to send her kids to a private school and send the proles children to state run comprehensives!

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