“I agree with the point that things need to change”. The Shadow Business Secretary points out the Health Service already delivers some things privately, such as GP services and pharmacists.
But the Shadow Business Secretary warns that “we have had things like the pandemic and that affected how much money there is to spend on public services.”
The Shadow Business Secretary highlights that the average pay settlement in the private sector was 7 per cent.
The Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy says drinking “isn’t encouraged” in Parliament.
“It would not be a solution to this crisis,” says Reynolds, “which is down to Government policy and poor decisions being made.”
The idea is reportedly being considered as an alternative simply to continuing or ending the Universal Credit uplift in April.
Further measures are needed to deal with the virus, and there must be more support for business, he says.
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
The horrors of Paris have exposed Corbyn’s inability to speak even for his own MPs, one of whom today showed him up by scoring off Cameron.