GMB commented on the speech by Ed Balls, Labour Party Shadow Chancellor, showing that Conservative spending plans will mean £70 billion of cuts to public spending if the Tories win the election.
Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said “Ed Balls has laid bare the reality of Tory plans for our country after the election. There would be less security with the smallest police force since records began, the smallest army since Cromwell, older people would lose entitlement to social care and the Department of Transport would have no day-to-day budget. People would have more chance of winning the lottery than seeing police patrolling their streets or seeing waiting lists in the NHS coming down.
Another Tory government would sound the death knell for some of the vital front line services that hold society together.”