Labour have no right to talk about young people’s living standards. In government they wrecked the economy. They left young people poorer, with huge government debts to repay, and an uncertain future ahead of them. And they now want to do it all again by raising taxes on jobs.
When the Conservatives came to office we made realistic assessments about what had to be done, and took the difficult decisions needed to get the deficit down and the economy improving. These are now paying off. There are 1.8 million more people in work, the economy is growing, and the deficit is down by over a third, meaning young people now have a more secure future ahead of them.
Labour’s plans for more spending, more borrowing and higher taxes are exactly what got us into a mess before. Making the same mistakes again would put everything achieved at risk. We need to stick to our long-term economic plan which is delivering a better and brighter future for young people.