Theresa May’s Plan for a Bargain-Basement Britain
Today, Theresa May set out her vision for a Britain after Brexit, and it’s not a global Britain, but a Britain for the global elite.
She threatened to turn Britain into a tax haven on the edge of Europe – a bargain-basement economy. That would mean a country made safe for tax cheats, where the rich don’t pay their fair share, with low wages and worse conditions, and our public services run into the ground. That’s not what anyone voted for. Most people voted to take back control – not to have the system rigged against them even more.
Whether you voted Leave or Remain, nobody voted to be poorer; for tens of billions of tax cuts for the wealthiest or to be a bargain-basement tax haven on the edge of Europe.
Brexit is happening, but Theresa May confirmed today that she won’t build a better Britain out of it. Labour offers a better future. We will always put jobs, living standards and social justice first. That means tariff-free access to the single market, a government that intervenes to develop a modern, hi-tech economy with high skills and high wages; improving rights at work, and ending the exploitation of migrant and non-migrant workers.
The choice is stark: A country ruled for the global elite, or a government that with the British people takes them on.