TSSA Autumn Statement Reaction – ‘Tories trap Britain in Room 101’

The Palace of Westminster

Transport and travel union TSSA has dismissed Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement for offering pre-election giveaways while seeking to mask the harsh reality of thirteen years of Tory government.

The Chancellor delivered his statement to MPs, saying he had 110 measures to grow the economy. At the same time the Office for Budget Responsibility sharply downgraded economic growth forecasts.

Responding, TSSA said the Conservatives had trapped the British people in a Room 101 nightmare of austerity and reckless economic mismanagement since 2010.

TSSA General Secretary, Maryam Eslamdoust, said: “While the Chancellor claims he’s taking 110 measures to grow the economy the truth is for thirteen years the British people have been trapped in Room 101 by the Tories. 

“So, pre-election giveaways can’t mask the facts. They have inflicted years of austerity, crashed the economy, spiked mortgages and inflation with their zombie economics which have been a nightmare for far too long.

“Hunt has little to offer to workers beyond his empty union bashing rhetoric. What we need now is a Labour government which will protect jobs and deliver decent public services which are vital for economic growth.”

TSSA is an independent trade union for the transport and travel  industries. We have thousands of members right across the UK and Ireland, working for the railways and associated companies, as well as ferries, bus services and the travel trade. TSSA secures quality pay rises, protects jobs and ensures safe workplaces.

Douglas Beattie

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