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?”
“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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