Corbyn slams PM for 'completely failing' to tackle 'injustices'

Corbyn accuses May of ‘completely failing’ to tackle ‘injustices’

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May’s government of “completely failing” to tackle “burning injustices”, during a heated Prime Minister's Questions.

Mr Corbyn also claimed the government was more interested in pushing its “austerity agenda” than tackling violent crime or NHS waiting times.

Speaking in the House of Commons, the Labour leader said: “Under this government, things in this country are getting worse.

“Their cuts and incompetence have left communities struggling and pushed public services into crisis.

“They have cut council budgets, poverty is up, waiting times are up, and violent crime is up – all under a government that seems to care more about pushing its very damaging austerity agenda than tackling its burning social injustices.”

Mr Corbyn also highlighted a Social Mobility Commission report, which warned inequality will remain entrenched in Britain “from birth to work” without urgent government action.

Mrs May said the commission's chairwoman, Dame Martina Milburn, had highlighted a "real commitment in government to try to make a difference in this area" before telling MPs: "I want everyone to have the opportunity to reach their potential, whatever their background.

"And that's why we're improving education, helping to create higher paid jobs, and we're boosting home ownership."

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