We are calling for an end to the dismantling of our public health services


A Labour Government will end the PFI scandal

Tories out of touch

Theresa May’s first Budget was utterly complacent about the state of our economy ahead of Brexit. It was complacent about the crisis across our public services and entirely out of touch with the reality of life for many millions of people in this country.

While doing nothing to solve the crisis in the NHS, in social care or in schools — the Tories have continued with massive tax giveaways for those at the top.

After the Tories delivered their complacent budget, I told them that it lacked ambition and fairness for our country:

Watch and share: this budget is unfair
Today, Philip Hammond and Theresa May clobbered self-employed workers on low and middle incomes for £2 billion, while doing nothing to clamp down on insecure employment and low pay.

Labour is clear, we would introduce a real living wage of £10 per hour and give all workers equal rights from day one to tackle low pay and job insecurity.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Together, we can deliver a Labour government with the ambition to build a fairer Britain.

Jeremy Corbyn MP
Leader of the Labour Party

P.S. Don’t just get angry at this shocking Tory budget, get active and help us build a fairer Britain this weekend:

Join Labour members in Wallasey this weekend

On Saturday members in Wallasey will be campaigning against this complacent budget. They’re meeting at Sherlock House, 6 Manor Rd, Wallasey CH45 4JB, UK, at 1pm:

Sign up to join them

NHS detractors warn that the service is a “bottomless pit”, yet all it needs is roughly the EU average, and for spending to rise with living standards.

In the winter crisis of 2000, Tony Blair promised to bring the UK up to the EU average – and Labour did. Its 7% rises saw the service measurably improve. But the NHS only reached that EU average briefly, before plunging down again.

The government hasn’t lied, or not quite. NHS funds have grown annually, but at just 0.9% a year for 10 years to 2020. It has never had so little. Since 1948 it has had an average 4% more a year, as numbers of the old rise, and expensive new technology and drugs save extra lives. MORE

Liverpool women's hospital

Liverpool Women’s Hospital

If the Danes, Swedes, French and Germans can spend more on health care without apparently bankrupting the rest of their economy, why can’t we?

Britain’s spending on its health service is falling by international standards and, by 2020, will be £43bn less a year than the average spent by its European neighbours, according to research by the King’s Fund. MORE

NHS workers protesting at the Conservative party conference in Manchester last October.