Budget 2020

This may have been a Budget read out by the Chancellor but it was clearly a Boris budget, big on promises, but with no real idea on how to deliver them.

I welcome the emergency funding to tackle the Coronovirus outbreak, but where is the investment to tackle the climate emergency? Britain needs a radical plan to get to net-zero not a Chancellor boasting of spending over £27bn on tarmac. It took him 40 minutes before he even mentioned his weak climate plans.

The other big hole in today’s Budget is not addressing the social care crisis. Tough decisions are being put off to another day.

Funding for Cambridge South and the A10 Ely junction are welcome but I want to see the detail in the proposed new Development Corporations in the OxCam Arc to ensure that democratic accountability is not lost.

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