Government must stop the chaos and abandon its disastrous financial experiment, says UNISON

Borrowing to fund huge tax cuts for the super wealthy has taken the UK economy to the brink.

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s defence of the mini-budget and the news that public services may face ‘efficiency savings’, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“The government needs to take its head out of the sand. Ministers must listen to the world’s economic experts urging them to junk this disastrous financial experiment.

“​Borrowing to fund huge tax cuts for the super wealthy has taken the UK economy to the brink and ​is in danger of risking much that we hold dear.

“Suggestions that benefits won’t rise with soaring inflation and beleaguered public services are to be squeezed is a terrifying prospect. The government ​seems to have no idea of the damage its foolhardy approach is wreaking.

“Essential services need support and investment so they can hold onto experienced staff and deliver for the public. Not cuts that will harm communities irreparably.

“Liz Truss must stop the chaos and abandon last week’s mini-budget. There must also be an election soon so people can tell ​the Prime Minister what they really think of her plans to take us all to hell in a handcart.”

Notes to editors:

– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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