Philip Hammond’s Budget this week does nothing to address the Brexit squeeze. This is caused by a falling pound and rising inflation, meaning people have less money to spend.
With the pound dropping in value by 17%, the cost of imports has gone up, which is starting to push up prices in the shops.
Meanwhile, people see an underfunded health and social care system and cuts to public services – and that before Brexit really starts to bite.
While living standards are being hit by the Brexit squeeze, public services are being cut as the Chancellor builds up a £60bn Brexit war chest to pay for the devastating cost of a hard Brexit.
You can’t have a Hard Brexit and strong public services.