Skinner’s right, we must invest
Evergreen Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner hit the nail on the head yesterday in telling delegates under media interrogation over how to fund Labour’s economic policies what to reply.
“When the private sector expands, where do you think they get the money from? They borrow it,” he declared.
Skinner’s reference to post-war Labour health minister Aneurin Bevan’s similar response over financing the new NHS serves as a reminder that, after a gruelling six-year war and the economy in dire straits, Labour responded with a programme of housebuilding, a welfare state, a health service free at point of... read more
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