Autumn Statement: We can’t promise the earth then take steps to destroy it

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Published: 23rd November 2016

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“Trump is promising the earth, while systematically setting about destroying it.  While Trump wants to give power back to the polluting fossil fuel industries and enact massive tax cuts for corporations, we would generate public investment by making the polluter pay and through increases in taxes on the wealthy. We also want to generate and free up investment funds by lifting the borrowing cap on local authorities and through the expansion of municipal bonds.”