Responding to the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review Ian is concerned about people in Edinburgh South staying in their jobs, staying in their homes and staying safe.
“The Government’s cuts are too deep and too fast, taking a dangerous gamble with Edinburgh South’s economic future and people’s jobs.
“What the Government is saying is that it wants to take more money off children than it does off the banks. That can’t be right.
“And it can’t be right for the government to reduce the number of police officers on our streets.”
Labour Leader Ed Miliband said:
“The government is taking an irresponsible gamble with the recovery.
“I will stand up for people up and down the country who are worried about what going to happen and are fearful for their jobs and the services they rely on.”
Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson said:
“Without growth it’s impossible to get the deficit down. If the Government throws people out of work it costs us all more. So to get the deficit down our starting point must be jobs, jobs, jobs.”
“The Government’s cuts are too deep and too fast, taking a dangerous gamble with our economic future and people’s jobs. The cuts are unwise and unfair.
“A million jobs gone – that’s the price we now know the coalition think is worth paying.”