Sunak steals my rhetoric but no substance. Working people hit by income tax rise as thresholds frozen, council tax rise, pay freeze for public sector workers, cliff edge cut in Universal Credit in months, nothing for disabled on legacy benefits and over 2 million still excluded.
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) March 3, 2021
This #Budget2021 has done nothing to address the vital issues of deepening poverty and inequality.
Whilst the Chancellor says he has done whatever it takes to protect people, he has not even raised the miserly rate of Statutory Sick Pay to a living wage level.#SickPayForAll
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) March 3, 2021
— Richard Corbett (@RichardGCorbett) March 3, 2021
Rishi Sunak was sent to an elite private school & Oxford, before becoming an investment banker & marrying the daughter of a billionaire. He's the richest MP.
A single policy in his budget – the Universal Credit cut – will plunge 500,000 people into poverty.
That's class war.
— Zarah Sultana MP (@zarahsultana) March 4, 2021
— Conservatives (@Conservatives) March 3, 2021
Boris Johnson’s makeover of Number 10 will reportedly cost up to £200,000.
Priti Patel’s legal settlement amid bullying claims is £340,000.
Meanwhile qualified nurses are getting a pay rise of £3.50 a week.
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) March 5, 2021
Tory NHS Priorities:
• Nurses’ pay up a very measly 1%.
• Then the Tories increase nurses’ income tax.
• Meanwhile £37 billion (not £22bn as first thought) for profiteers running test & trace.
• And 2,300 Test & Trace Managers on £163,000.
Totally shameless profiteering!
— Jon Trickett MP (@jon_trickett) March 5, 2021