Newsnight: Theresa May right-hand man declares the ‘UK WILL be worse off after Brexit’

11 Oct

Emily Maitlis read a letter from when Theresa May was the equalities minister in which she wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2010.

She said: “I fully share the objective of spending cuts. Equally, it is important that fairness is at the heart of these decisions.

“There are real risks that women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and older people will be disproportionately affected.”

The Newsnight host then slammed Mr Green for his party going ahead with budget cuts regardless of Mrs May’s concerns.

But Mr Green replied: “The country was going broke, so we had to take those economic decisions.

“If you spend money you haven’t got, all you do is wreck the economy.

“Just saying ‘spend more money, give more benefits’, that’s what we have done traditionally for a society that didn’t help the most disadvantaged.

“The best route out of poverty is to have a job.”

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