As Rachel Reeves leads the response to the Budget, Labour claims that voters are paying ‘too much for too little.’

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As Rachel Reeves leads Labour’s response to the Budget, she claims that voters are paying “too much for too little.”

According to sources, after filling in for Sir Keir Starmer, who tested positive for Covid, the shadow chancellor “put her mark” on the Budget response.

After Labour’s response to the Budget was thrown into disarray after Sir Keir Starmer tested positive for Covid, the shadow chancellor said tax hikes have left voters paying “so much for so little.”

Sir Keir was dramatically forced into isolation 10 minutes before Prime Minister’s Questions, forcing Ed Miliband to deputise. Rachel Reeves led Labour’s rebuttal.

The Budget response is usually led by the leader of the opposition, but Ms Reeves had to fill in at the last minute.

She was “ready” for the job right away, according to a Labour source, and “put her mark on it” by reacting to announcements and taking on Sir Keir’s planned speech.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been accused of “burdening” working people as a result of his “economic mismanagement,” “unfair” tax system, and “wasteful spending,” according to Ms Reeves.

She went on to say that no Chancellor had ever asked the British people to “pay so much for so little.”

“Families facing a cost-of-living crisis, businesses facing a supply-chain crisis, those who rely on our schools, hospitals, and police – they won’t recognize the world the Chancellor is describing,” Ms Reeves continued.

“They’ll believe he’s in a parallel universe.”

“In this Budget, the Chancellor has decided to cut taxes for banks,” she continued.

“At the very least, bankers sipping champagne on short-haul flights will applaud today’s Budget.”

Sir Keir later praised Ms Reeves and Mr Miliband, who last faced PMQs in 2015 as Labour leader against Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

In the Budget, the duo “held the Conservatives to account for their failures to address the climate crisis and create an economy fit for the future,” according to Sir Keir.

Meanwhile, one Conservative MP expressed disappointment with the lack of significant action on business rates reform from many of Mr Sunak’s own backbenchers.

The MP told me, “The chamber was quite flat.”

“He’s tinkering in order to hide the tax hikes.”

“The increase in business rates is a blow to high-street retailers, but it allows Amazon and others to keep operating.”

UK news summary from Infosurhoy

As Rachel Reeves leads Labour’s response to the Budget, she claims that voters are paying “too much for too little.”

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Labour says Budget leaves voters paying ‘so much for so little’ as Rachel Reeves leads response

Labour says Budget leaves voters paying ‘so much for so little’ as Rachel Reeves leads response

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