|The last Labour Government left behind a huge deficit and high unemployment. The Conservatives have reduced the deficit from 10% to under 2% of GDP and halved unemployment. Wages are rising faster than inflation, and the minimum wage has been increased a huge 38% by the Conservatives to help those on lower incomes. Conservatives have also cut business rates for small shops by a third – following a campaign started by Purley shopkeepers. By encouraging business we are able to create jobs and wage growth, and generate the taxes to responsibly fund public services. |
By contrast, Labour’s Marxist Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell would destroy jobs and take Britain back to the brink of bankruptcy.