The Freedom Association responds to the ‘economically illiterate’ draft Labour Manifesto

Responding to the leak of the Labour Party’s draft manifesto, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns for The Freedom Association, said:

“If implemented, this economically illiterate draft Labour manifesto would be disastrous for the UK’s economy. It would certainly send us back to 1970s working practices where union bosses call the shots and the ordinary workers they are supposed to represent are used as pawns in a wider political war against capitalism.

 

“What should have been included are ways to boost economic growth across the UK. Instead it is a raid on those who risk everything they’ve got to set-up businesses, create wealth and jobs, and drive the economy forward.

“With this and the Conservative Party’s counterproductive plans to cap energy prices, this has not been a good week for those of us who know that the only way prosperity can be spread across the UK is by freeing markets, not lumbering them with higher taxes and more regulation.”

ENDS

For further comment or to arrange  broadcast interviews, please contact Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association. Email: andrew@tfa.net. Tel: 07803 741104.