Keir Starmer takes lead over the Conservatives on economic issues

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On Wednesday, a poll tracker by Britain Elects discovered that more British voters currently trust the Labour party more with the economy.

Britain Elects has found that 33.1 percent of Brits trust Labour more on economic policies compared to 32.2 percent of those supporting the Conservatives.

It is the first time Labour has been in the lead since 2008 when the worldwide economic crisis occurred.

This week, another poll tracker by Electoral Calculus found that Labour is currently a more popular choice than the Conservatives when it comes to voting intentions.

It predicted that Labour is currently in the lead with 42 percent of the vote, followed by the Conservatives at 33 percent.

Last month, Keir Starmer announced that the Labour party would freeze the energy price cap in order to solve the cost of living crisis.

The Labour leader said energy bills should be frozen at their current level of £1,971 in October for six months in order to protect households.

He said the cost of freezing energy bills could be funded by increasing the windfall tax on oil and energy companies.

Both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have promised plans to end the energy crisis.

Mr Sunak has said the Government “must provide some direct support” to British households.

When he was Chancellor, Sunak announced a policy to give households £400 off their energy bills for this upcoming winter.

Meanwhile, a source close to Ms Truss has “ruled out” further direct support for energy bills, but the Foreign Secretary has confirmed she will cut National Insurance and green levies on bills in an effort to tackle the cost of living crisis.

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On Wednesday morning, Sir Keir appeared on the Jeremy Vine show and defended his energy cap policy from accusations that his policy is not targeted at working-class households as it will apply to everyone paying for energy.

He said: “The answer to that is if you apply it to everyone it helps bring inflation down by four per cent because energy prices push up inflation,

“I don’t believe that most people can afford these increases.

“I think there’s this assumption that for the vast majority of people in this country this is a breeze, you can suck it up, it’s not too bad.

I don’t agree with that. I think this is going to be really, really tough.”



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