Monday 1 February 2010

Labour MPs: Let's spend loads more

THERE were a lot of the usual suspects among the 40 Labour MPs who signed a letter today calling for the Government to bring in radical left-wing policies.

They reckon the measures are needed to reinvigorate the party membership in both “numbers and activity”.

Stronger union rights, splitting banks and a programme to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor all feature in their ideas.

Interestingly, on a day when the Government announced big cuts to higher education, the MPs call for “massive public investment” to tackle the recession.

With Darling asking for ministers to come forward with more spending cuts I don’t think they’ll make much headway.

But the letter highlights the internal battle over cuts which is now heating up throughout the party from top to toe.

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