Green Party response to Osborne’s Autumn Statement:

Another missed opportunity to restructure the economy and deliver a sustainable future

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s Autumn Statement was dominated by short-term political considerations and a failure yet again to either address the underlying, structural problems which weaken the health of the British economy or move us to a low-carbon, affordable energy future, says the Green Party. Nothing has been done to prepare for the economic storm on the horizon.

In the Autumn Statement, Osborne insisted that “Britain’s economic plan is working” and that the Coalition Government is overseeing a “responsible recovery.”;

In response to the Autumn Statement, Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader for England and Wales, said:

“Mr Osborne was so keen to claim that this was an Autumn Statement for the long term, yet on this issue, as others, he is clearly a man who protests too much. Continue reading