Sajid Javid insisted keeping Jeremy Corbyn from entering Number 10 will allow the Conservative Party the chance to put an end to Brexit uncertainty by passing their withdrawal agreement. The Chancellor claimed business voiced concerns about a Labour Party Government taking power and further delaying Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Speaking in Manchester, the Conservative frontbencher said: “A strong economy ultimately depends on a strong democracy. Getting this deal through will give Business the confidence that it needs, the certainty that it needs to plan and invest for the future.
“I talk to businesses all the time, I listen to their concerns. By far, the biggest fear of business is a Corbyn-led government.
“One of the prizes of this election is the chance rot end that threat – defeat Corbynism on December 12 and they’ll be gone for good.
“And now that we have a deal we can finally provide that certainty on Brexit, too.”
During his speech, Mr Javid also pledged to help deliver a new “decade of growth” through new fiscal policies aimed at lowering national debt and improving the personal finances of British voters.
Mr Javid has said the “fundamentals of the UK economy are strong” thanks to the Conservatives’ fiscal policy.
The Chancellor continued: “Our economy has confounded expectations. Nine years of consecutive growth, rising wages, record employment.
“We’ve seen, in fact, 1,000 new jobs on average created every single day.”
The Conservative frontbencher said the top rule his party seeks to deliver on is to have a “balanced current budget” to ensure “what we spend must not exceed what we bring in.”
Members of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership welcomed the pledge to invest further money to improve infrastructure in Northern regions of the country as they urged “all parties” to showcase the “fiscal credibility of their plans.
The Director of the organisation, Henri Murison, said: “Sajid Javid has made a welcome intervention outlining the extra £20billion for infrastructure annually, equating to 2.8 percent of GDP, which is so welcome because as he said it makes Northern Powerhouse Rail affordable.
“That is also the case with HS2 of course, which our Independent Panel review report showed is critical to unlocking the wider £1trillion of economic benefits of closing North-South divide in coming decades.”
“These are the right priorities, and all parties in their manifestos will need to show the fiscal credibility of their plans in order for anyone here in the North, business or individuals, to take them seriously.
“We will be keen to see separation of spending and debt above and below the line to distinguish it from investment.”