Sajid Javid reveals more cash for police, social care and schools in Brexit Spending Review bonanza

Sajid Javid reveals more cash for police, social care and schools in Brexit Spending Review bonanza

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SAJID Javid has revealed more cash for police, social care and schools in a Brexit spending review bonanza.

The Chancellor dished out more £13.6billion worth of new money for councils, social care, and extra cash to fund the 20,000 police officers Boris Johnson has promised.

Sajid Javid revealed more cash for police, social care and schools in Brexit spending review bonanza
Peter Jordan – The Sun

The first 2,000 of those should be on the frontline by March, he said.

The Chancellor also pledged more cash to prepare for Brexit – with £2bn set aside to help deliver the will of the people.

SPENDING BLITZ

Javid promised voters a new age of public spending, announcing: “no department will have its budget cut next year,” adding: “That is what I mean by the end of austerity.”

His old Department, the Home Office, will get a 6.3 per cent budget boost – the biggest hike in 15 years.

And he also promised an “infrastructure revolution” with more investment in trains, buses and communication networks.

Labour left behind a bankrupt Britain and we fixed it.


Sajid Javid

However, the Chancellor insisted his spending promises would continue to meet the current financial rules.

“Labour left behind a bankrupt Britain and we fixed it,” he insisted.

But Javid could draw the ire of certain Tories when he vowed to stick to the 0.7 per cent target for foreign aid – which many Conservatives have demanded is ditched.

SAJ’S SPLURGE

Britain’s armed forces are also set for a boost with Javid announcing an extra £2.3bn for the Ministry of Defence next year – representing a 2.6 per cent increase.

This includes £5m boost for the Government’s first office dedicated to looking after Britain’s war veterans.

The Chancellor’s move is another huge victory for The Sun’s Never Forget Them campaign.

Javid’s MoD pledge also includes £7m for the Normandy Memorial Trust to build a World War Two memorial on Gold Beach.

The Office for Budget Responsibility is not publishing any forecasts or analysis of his decisions today, meaning the true impact won’t be known until the Spring Budget next year.


But the new Chancellor was slapped down by the Speaker before he’d even got going on his first ,major speech today.

Speaker Bercow laid into him for being “unseemly” by talking too much about Brexit and not the spending round.

But Theresa May was more supportive, staying in the chamber to listen to Mr Javid give his first big speech.

Javid promised the ‘end of austerity’
PA:Press Association

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