Kate Andrews appears on Question Time
On the tax cuts benefiting higher income households:
Kate said that while it is true that better-off households will certainly benefit, these were not the millionaires and billionaires as much as NHS doctors, dentists, air traffic controllers, train drivers and other key members of the everyday community. She said that her frustration was not that these middle earners were getting a tax break but that those on lower incomes weren’t receiving a bigger tax break.
On budget cuts:
Kate said that the cuts have been disproportionate to young people and those on welfare benefits. She argued that the intention should not be to punish aspiration, but to strive for a country where people can be financially independent if you work 9-5.
On high rent and the housing crisis:
Kate said that the government should be making decisions to implement policies to bring down the cost of living, build more homes, bring down the cost of rent, let people get on the housing ladder and let them get on with living their lives.
On hate crimes and misogyny:
Kate said that the UK is spending more on foreign aid projects than policing in the UK, and while foreign aid is extremely important, especially humanitarian crisis aid, the government should first look to invest more in solving its problems internally before looking to see how it could help other countries.
Watch the whole episode on the BBC website here.