East Riding of Yorkshire Labour Party today came out fighting against the savage and unwarranted Tory cuts that the widely respected Institute of Fiscal Studies condemned as “regressive”, calling for a broad based response and appealing to Lib Dem voters who must feel let down in the crudest of ways.
Josh Newlove (18) and Danny Marten (24), who both defied the national swing to increase their Labour vote in May, are pledged to lead the response to George Osborne’s assault on women, minorities and the most vulnerable in Society.
“We will join others objecting to these cuts on day-to-day level. We are asking other local residents who want to work with us to help our community withstand the impact of this Government’s reckless budget and get in touch, especially those people who voted Lib Dem in good faith, and now see their vote betrayed despite Simon Hughes’ promise that the “Liberal Democrat footprints all over the Spending Review””.
Both these local politicans echoed Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson’s codemnation of Coalition MP’s who cheered to the rafters when Osborne announced the biggest attack on the Public Sector in living memory. Johnson, apalled by the behaviour of the Government benches challenged the motivation of the Tories. “This is what they came into politics for. It’s idealogical and shows what they really think about Public Services”.
Mr. Newlove was particularly scathing about “ the 490,000 public service jobs that
will go, creating an additional welfare bill of up £5bn a year, but more than this every job loss is an individual story of hardship and impacts like a hammer blow for families and communities all over our area.”
Mr. Marten declared himself, “appalled at the at the abolition of the right to one-to-one nursing for cancer patients”, and both local men agreed, “It is now time for the Labour Party to finalise a viable alternative, there is another way, by not cutting as quickly we can stimulate growth in the economy creating jobs and protecting public services.”