Ian Austin MP

Independent MP for Dudley North

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Austin slams out-of-touch Chancellor

Dudley MP Ian Austin has slammed the Chancellor George Osborne for failing to take action on the rising cost of living.

Speaking at Treasury Questions in the House of Commons today, Austin called on the Chancellor to make lower bills and higher wages a priority instead of tax cuts benefiting millionaires.

He says that the government's failure to tackle rising prices and falling wages has left Dudley families worse off by an average of £1,600 a year.

Ian Austin MP said:

"Mr Speaker, despite the belated but very welcome growth in the economy, does the Chancellor not understand that the only people who aren't worse off than they were four years ago are the super rich, people like him and the other multi-millionaires sitting around the Cabinet table? And doesn't he understand that his wilful refusal to accept what every ordinary family knows from their daily experience just goes to show how out of touch he is?"

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