Bridget fighting for Sunderland in the HOC2Houghton and Sunderland South MP, Bridget Phillipson has called on the Conservative-led government to change direction following today’s Queen’s Speech.

Britain faces some serious challenges but after three wasted years of Coalition government, the Conservatives and Lib Dems, today’s Queen’s Speech was another wasted opportunity.

With prices rising faster than wages, the economy flatling and one million young people out of work, the Conservative-led Government has been criticised for cutting taxes by an average of £100,000 for 13,000 people earning over £1 million instead of meeting the big challenges facing Britain.

Commenting after the Queen’s Speech, Bridget said:

“People across Britain see a Prime Minister without direction and a country where things are getting worse not better.

“The economy is flat-lining, wages are down £1,700 since 2010 and living standards are being squeezed. Yet all they hear is David Cameron telling people that they are better off, when they know the reality: they are actually much worse off.

“Today’s Queen’s Speech was an opportunity to announce how the government plans to rebuild our economy and get people back into work but instead it offered no change and no hope. Energy bills, water bills, paying the mortgage, the cost of getting to work -; these are the issues that are worrying families locally but the government has absolutely nothing to say about it. It’s shameful.”

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