Uk Prime Minister Theresa May is being accused of “ bribing MPs” in “ a desperate measure to acquire votes” as she introduces a £ 1.6 bn sponsor for pro-Brexit towns. The new “Stronger Towns Fund”, with cash handouts for constituencies which voted for leave, id being revealed just days before MPs are due to vote again on the prime minister’s agreement.
The government insists it will enhance the development and give communities a greater standing in their future after Brexit and will be aimed at less successful parts of the country. But enemies claim the subsidies are targeted at following Labour MPs portraying constituencies which voted for leave in the EU poll to vote for the deal of the PM in the next week.
According to the ministers, the sponsor will be used to create new establishments, assist to train local people and enhance the economic activity – with communities having a claim on how the money is spent.
PM said, “For too long in our country prosperity has been unfairly spread ”. He also added, “ Our economy has worked well for some places but we want it to work for all communities”.
She also added, “Communities across the country voted for Brexit as an expression of their desire to see change – that must be a change for the better, with more opportunity and greater control ”.
She added, “These towns have a glorious heritage, huge potential and, with the right help, a bright future ahead of them.”But the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell told, “ This towns fund smacks of desperation from a government reduced to bribing MPs to vote for their damaging flagship Brexit legislation.”
He added, “ The reason our towns are struggling is because of a decade of cuts, including to council funding and a failure to invest in businesses and our communities”.
“Labour pledged in 2017 that we will establish a network of regional development banks that will be dedicated to delivering the finance that our small businesses co-operatives and innovative projects need across the whole country.
“No Brexit bribery. A stable investment where it’s most needed. ”