Achieving Economic Growth — 18 May 2022 at 18:33
“but respectfully regret that the Gracious Speech fails to bring forward immediately an emergency budget to tackle the cost of living crisis or to set out a new approach to the economy that will end 12 years of slow growth and high taxation under successive Conservative Governments.”
“build the foundations for decades of prosperity, uniting and levelling up across the country”.-[Official Report, 10 May 2022; Vol. 714, c. 17.]
“substantial majority of the inflation differential for the UK over the euro area is due to Brexit”.
“Had the war in Ukraine not happened, we were already facing energy bills rising, a world waking up from a pandemic…Brexit for sure has made nothing better, but has made a number of things a lot worse.”
“the government said its priority was…to help people with the cost of living crisis…Yet we had 38 bills that will barely have an impact on that agenda.”
“The UK’s creative economy is a global success story, and our public service broadcasters (PSBs) are the beating heart of that success. They produce great British content loved across the UK and the world over. The government wants it to stay that way.”
“We are in a very, very difficult economic situation”.
“missed out on much of the recovery in global trade”.
“I am not an MP for any reason other than because God wants me to be... I am just a conduit for God”.
“continue to champion international trade, delivering jobs across the country and growing the economy”,
“we will do more to support the most vulnerable”.-[Official Report, 17 May 2022; Vol. 714, c. 585.]
“it reads like a manifesto aimed at the party base more than a realistic programme.”
“When we vote leave, we will be able to scrap this unfair and damaging tax.”
“red meat over real reform”,
“prevent public bodies engaging in boycotts that undermine community cohesion.”
“help ease the cost of living for families”,
“more cash than we know what to do with”
“almost all workers will be paying more tax on their earnings in 2025 than they would have been paying without this parliament’s reforms to income tax and NICs”.
“If we leave the EU, GDP will fall.”
“That’s your bloody GDP. Not ours.”
“an assault on Welsh devolution”-
“no part of the UK loses out from the withdrawal of EU funding”.
“Wales will not lose any powers or funding as a result of our exit from the EU.”
“Too much capitalism does not mean too many capitalists, but too few capitalists.”
“likely to be drunk, criminal, aimless, feckless and hopeless”.
“ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate”.
“the British are among the worst idlers in the world.”
“What do you do when the facts change? I change my mind.”
“A form of capitalism geared principally to doing pays heed to the balance sheet only to the extent that assets facilitate and liabilities mitigate profitable making or providing, or whatever else a business does. For a form of capitalism structured by contrast around ‘having’-rentier capitalism, in other words: a mode of economic organisation in which success is based principally on what you control, not what you do-the balance sheet is the be-all and end-all.”
“I’m afraid there is no money.”
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||303 (+2 tell)||0||0||84.5%|
|Lab||0||176 (+2 tell)||0||89.0%|