Budget 2017: Twitter reaction to Philip Hammond’s statement
Observers were quick to respond to the Budget.
Politicians and commentators were quick to react as Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget.
After the Chancellor announced £3 billion would be set aside for Brexit cost, many across the other side of the House responded with incredulity.
Opposition MPs laughing when Chancellor says our debt has "peaked" completely delusional #Budget17— Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) November 22, 2017
So another £3 billion set aside for wasteful and unnecessary Wrexit preparations. Money that could be spent instead on our schools and NHS. They promised us billions if we left EU. Reality is the opposite.— Mike Gapes (@MikeGapes) November 22, 2017
The Chancellor is boasting about the fuel duty freeze costing the treasury billions. That's money that could have gone on public transport, schools and hospitals. #Budget2017— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) November 22, 2017
Good news on Universal Credit – end to 7 day wait and £1.5bn to address wider delivery concerns. But this doesn’t deal with the £3bn cuts in support that need to be addressed. Hopefully the start of reforms, not the end…— ResolutionFoundation (@resfoundation) November 22, 2017
Good to see the Chancellor taking action to reform #universalcredit. Further action is needed to support families struggling to make ends meet #Budget2017 https://t.co/H3BfyhnopD pic.twitter.com/N6soXQbQjG— Joseph Rowntree Fdn. (@jrf_uk) November 22, 2017
Great news. https://t.co/L7lTynEbvt— Toby Young (@toadmeister) November 22, 2017
Chancellor announces consultation on single use plastic, as already previewed in press. Welcome but let’s make it quick, ambitious, with swift action to follow.— Kerry McCarthy (@KerryMP) November 22, 2017
Huge news. The modern compassionate Conservative party gets things like Universal Credit right. The biggest poverty fighting tool we have. https://t.co/4DMABQywTL— Johnny Mercer MP (@JohnnyMercerUK) November 22, 2017
Chancellor all spin on housing. £450,000 is not affordable. Help to Buy just overheats the market and does not increase supply. Leaving it to private developers has failed for 7 years. Needs state intervention and building council homes. #Budget2017— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) November 22, 2017
Abolishing stamp duty on first time buyers should save £5k for those buying homes worth £300k. Great news for people across our country.— Tom Tugendhat (@TomTugendhat) November 22, 2017
Chancellor abolishes stamp duty for first time buyers on the first £300k. Course that depends on being someone who earns enough to be able to borrow those kinds of sums to buy a house in first place... given prices in walthamstow that’s a high bar to meet...#Budget2017— stellacreasy (@stellacreasy) November 22, 2017
Unaffordable house prices are the problem, not Stamp Duty. For most young people, the stamp duty cut will make little difference. But it will help the beneficiaries of the bank of mum and dad... #Budget2017— Tom Kibasi, IPPR (@TomKibasi) November 22, 2017