Matt Rodda, the MP for Reading East, challenged the Government over eight years of economic failure.
Speaking in a debate on the Budget in the House of Commons, Matt spoke of his concern that deep cuts to schools, police, the NHS and local government will continue and that the poorest people in Reading and Woodley will be worse off because of the Budget.
Matt said, “The Chancellor’s broken promise Budget showed that austerity is not over. Cuts to social security will continue, and there are no guarantees that other departments won’t face further cuts.”
“In Reading, thousands of people in work, on low incomes, and disabled people will be deeply disappointed that the Government has not scrapped Universal Credit.”
“My constituents will not be helped by this Budget which has done nothing to help local schools, the police or the NHS which are all struggling with deep cuts, many of which are yet to come into force.”
You can view and listen to the speech below: