Labour manifesto shouldn’t be ‘sum complete’ of our spending plans, Wes Streeting admits | EUROtoday

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Labour’s manifesto shouldn’t be the “sum total” of its spending plans, Wes Streeting has admitted.

The shadow well being secretary mentioned the doc doesn’t cowl all of his get together’s plans to pump billions extra into public companies just like the NHS.

Speaking to Sky News, he mentioned Labour would solely spend extra taxpayers’ money if the economic system grows sufficient to make doing so reasonably priced.

The Tories mentioned his remarks confirmed “Labour simply aren’t telling the truth about their plans” to extend public spending, including that he had “let the cat out of the bag”.

A spokesman mentioned: “After a three-day long conspiracy of silence, Wes Streeting has finally said what we all know. Labour’s manifesto is just window dressing for the election campaign and they are planning to spend and tax more than they are telling the public.

“Labour is trying to get through this campaign by not being honest with families about the true cost of their plans and the cost to families up and down the country in higher taxes on your home, your car, your business and your pension.”

He insisted: “We will not make promises we cannot keep or that the country cannot afford.”

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