EDp article: "East of England to get smallest share of £1.6bn
EDp article: "East of England to get smallest share of £1.6bn 'Brexit bribe' pot for deprived towns"

I was asked by the local press for my views on the news that the eastern region will get the least out of the government’s ‘Stronger Towns Fund’. Here’s what I said in full.

“This is a desperate Tory bribe to try and get MPs to back this government’s terrible Brexit.

And it’s a bribe that doesn’t even come close to making up for the damage that’s been done since the Tories got in eight years agoand 9. They are offering £25 million f or the whole region when Norfolk County Council alone has been forced to make almost £400 million of savings since the Tories got in.

The Tories have failed to invest in our communities and businesses. Labour won’t make that mistake. We will establish a network of regional development banks that will be dedicated to delivering the finance that our small businesses co-operatives and innovative projects need across our region.”

Read the full article HERE.

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