‘Budget Day employment stats are clear indication of Osborne’s failure’

Commenting on employment figures released today (20th March 2013) local Labour MP, Tom Blenkinsop, suggested that ‘no clearer sign was needed to prove that George Osborne’s economic plan is a failure’.

Tom said:
“We are now over half way through Parliament and all Osborne’s economic policies have delivered is a flat lining economy that is tinkering on the edge of an unprecedented triple-dip recession; rising unemployment – of which our next generation is paying a brutal price as youth unemployment has soared back up towards the million mark – and in the North East unemployment increased by 3000 on the previous quarter; whilst inflation is putting overwhelming pressure on many family budgets.

“Today’s Budget offered Osborne the chance to change course and produce a Budget for growth. It doesn’t take a genius to realise that when a plan isn’t working, you change the plan.”

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