We need to keep reminding people about these ten BIG coalition failings:
- Wages are down an average £1,500 a year since David Cameron became Prime Minister, meanwhile prices have risen faster than wages in 39 of 40 months David Cameron has been in No10.
- Since Autumn 2010, our economy has grown by just 1.7% rather than the 6.9% the Tories predicted and aimed for.
- Average energy bills are up £300 since the Tories took office, and while the big six energy companies enjoyed £3.3bn of profits since 2010, bills continue to rise and David Cameron continues to refuse to back Labour’s price freeze.
- Hard-working families are being asked to pay more than their share to bring down the deficit while those earning £150,000 have had a tax cut.
- Almost one million young people are unemployed.
- Two thirds of people hit by the Bedroom Tax are disabled – 96% of those hit have nowhere to move to and yet David Cameron refuses to back Labour’s pledge to repeal the hated tax.
- The number of children in absolute poverty has risen by 300,000 under David Cameron and over 300,000 more people relied on food banks in 2012-13 than they did in 2009-10.
- The number of people waiting in A&E for over four hours has doubled since Labour’s last year in office and NHS waiting lists are at their highest for five years.
- More than half of all free schools have opened in areas without a shortage of places and yet 240,000 primary school places are needed by 2015.
- House building is at its lowest peacetime level since the 1920s while average rents have gone up 9 per cent since the election.
From Labour List