Unite Press Release

For immediate release: Friday 27 January 2023

Unite blasts Jeremy Hunt’s ‘With one leap Jack was free’ economics

 According to official statistics car production in the UK is at its lowest level since 1956. What is left of Britain’s steel industry is on the brink of collapse after years of sell offs and in the next year, household incomes are forecast to fall by 4.5% - the greatest slump since the 1950s.

These facts confound Jeremy Hunt’s utopian predictions for a UK economy that can become a hi-tech world leader.

Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham said “Jeremy Hunt’s ‘With one leap Jack was free’ economics are fanciful and will not work. Tax cuts for profiteering billionaires won’t reverse the national pay cut, save the NHS, revive British industry or avoid Austerity mk 2. This Government urgently needs to make different choices. Those who gain most must pay most.”


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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.