Miliband lays in to ‘Millionaires’ PM’ at last PMQs before recess

Ed Miliband sought to paint David Cameron as the millionaire-loving, anti-pensioner PM at the last Prime Minister’s Questions before the summer recess today.

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Ed Miliband sought to paint David Cameron as the millionaire-loving, anti-pensioner PM at the last Prime Minister’s Questions before the summer recess today.

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He ended thus:

“Mr Speaker, it’s the same old story with the prime minister, he blames everybody but himself.

“The government’s a shambles and he blames the Leader of the Opposition, that is what it has come to, but Mr Speaker, his problems didn’t start last night, they started months ago with the part-time chancellor’s budget, because they make the wrong choices and they stand up for the wrong people. So can he remind us, after all the budget u-turns, why he still thinks it’s right to give a banker earning a million pounds a £40,000 income tax cut next April…

“He’s got no answer on his millionaire’s tax cut, and we’re gonna keep asking the question between now and next April, cos he’s got no answer, he’s raising taxes on ordinary families, he’s raising taxes on pensioners, and he’s cutting taxes on millionaires.

“Mr Speaker, they say they’re not raising taxes, can he therefore explain what has not been explained. He says “weak” by the way – what could be weaker than having 91 people vote against you in the House of Commons. Can he explain what has not been explained since the budget, what is fair when you’re cutting taxes for millionaires, to ask pensioners to pay more…

“Mr Speaker, no answer on the disarray in his government, no answer on the tax cut for millionaires, no answer on the tax rise for pensioners, perhaps he has an answer on the biggest issue of all.

“In his New Year message he said this:

“We’ve got to do more to bring the economy back to health.”

“And what has he delivered since then, a double-dip recession made in Downing Street, isn’t the reality, the biggest failure facing this government is not the programme motion on Lords reform, it’s their whole economic plan…

“Mr Speaker, Mr Speaker, Mr Speaker, Mr Speaker, the redder, the redder he gets, the less he convinces people, and it’s…

“Mr Speaker, and it’s the same lecture we’ve had on the economy for the last two years, and things are getting worse not better, and every time he gets up with that list of statistics, he just shows how out of touch he is. Tax cuts for millionaires, double-dip recession, u-turn after u-turn after u-turn, isn’t the truth, he didn’t just lose the confidence of his party last night, he’s losing the confidence of the country.”

 


See also:

Miliband attacks “slow to act, bankrolled by the banks” Cameron at PMQs 4 Jul 2012


 

Mr Cameron will be glad to get away after this latest mauling, with Mr Miliband finishing the session on a high, eager to return. Roll on September!

 


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15 Responses to “Miliband lays in to ‘Millionaires’ PM’ at last PMQs before recess”

  1. Will Slater

    I was sick of the whole “Labours mess” from the start.

    Because spending on Schools, Nurses and Poice RUINED THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.

    It was the Banking Sector lending to people who they KNEW could not pay back their mortgages, funny how Cameron will defend the ones who caused this to the hilt

  2. Shamik Das

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  3. Kat Kama

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  4. GMB Milton Keynes

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  5. Jill

    RT Delicious PMQ from earlier @leftfootfwd @Ed_Miliband @ShamikDas today http://t.co/qcW0yVwY

  6. PharmaSy

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  7. Tony Dowling

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  8. Tony Dowling

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  9. Just Jenny

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  10. Michael Amherst

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  11. JC

    As you know, this is a view not shared by most analysts. Nevertheless, it is the view put about by politicians that do not want any insight into their actions. It was the politicians, starting with Clinton in the USA who put legislation in place to “persuade” banks to extend lending to the disadvantaged by threatening to withdraw banking licences. There was a very comprehensive analysis of this in The Independent recently. Note that not many years ago, you had to have saved with a bank for 6 months to get a mortgage from them in the UK, and even then could only borrow 3-4x income with a 20% deposit. All changed now.

    From the UK/Europe side, many governments have taken advantage of artificially low interest rates to spend more than they have in taxes etc and borrow the rest. You might believe that it is sustainable, but many wouldn’t. With the EuroZone in difficulty, this had knock-on effects on our economy as we are linked to it through the EU.

    Remember that the right wanted to let the banks go bankrupt, just protecting the depositors, and also look at who is defending decisions made which precipitated this.

  12. Selohesra

    Of course its wrong “the Banking Sector lending to people who they KNEW could not pay back” – but similarly its wrong that Brown’s government bought votes by creating the illusion of growth by borrowing money (& the PFI fraud) that he knew would cripple the country for generations

  13. Nick Ryder

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