THE PRESS OFFICE OF
The Lord Stoddart of Swindon (Independent Labour)
24th November 2016
A budget to “punish the people for voting to Brexit”
The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has strongly criticised the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, characterising it as a “budget to punish the people for voting to Brexit.”
Lord Stoddart said: “There is no doubt in my mind that this is going to be a justification budget. The Government advised the people not to vote to leave the EU and they were ignored. Therefore, the next budget will be a punishment for their disobedience and a justification for the Government’s original advice. The evidence is there for all to see. The Treasury has re-run the gloomy economic predictions it made before 23rd June, despite the fact that many of them are being proven wrong with each passing day.
“It is time to ignore the bleating of these doom-mongers whose predictions have so often proved to be misplaced, inaccurate and self-serving and to proceed with all speed to leaving the EU.”