Chris Leslie confirms Independent Group will be pro-privatisation, pro-tuition fees, and won’t tax the rich more

Tom D. Rogers - 20 February 2019

One of the former MPs who recently defected from the Labour Party to start the Parliamentary breakaway organsation, The Independent Group, has essentially confirmed in an interview that the new group will be strongly in favour of privatising public services, will not abolish tuition fees, and will not increase taxes on the wealthy or large corporations.

Speaking to The New Statesman just 10 hours after launching the Independent Group, the ex-Labour right-winger and now Independent MP, Chris Leslie, slammed Labour’s plans to take back public services – such as the Post Office and Trains – into public ownership, stating:... See more