Gary Neville appears at Labour Party conference in Liverpool after blasting ‘immoral’ tax cuts
The ex-Manchester United star is expected to speak later on today after slamming the Government’s mini-budget in the Daily Mirror.
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Footballer turned pundit and businessman Gary Neville is due to appear alongside Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer at the party’s conference in Liverpool today (26 September)
The outspoken former Manchester United defender will take part just after he appeared on the front page of the Daily Mirror, labelling recent tax cuts for high earners announced by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng as “immoral” and “madness”.
The Bury-born former footballer joined the Labour party last year and has been outspoken on the cost of living crisis.
Before appearing at the main Labour conference at the ACC alongside Sir Keir in the afternoon, Neville will speak in the morning at one of the fringe events with shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell on future of English football. Neville is due back on stage at 5.10pm.
Liverpool’s Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram will also speak at the ACC this afternoon.
Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves has the main speech at the conference on Monday at midday, and will set out an alternative economic course after Mr Kwarteng’s mini-budget on Friday. She has accused ministers of recklessly gambling with the nation’s finances and of spooking the markets with the “scale” of Government borrowing to pay for measures including axeing the top rate of income tax.
What did Gary Neville say in Daily Mirror interview?
The Sky Sports pundit claimed PM Liz Truss was “taking the absolute mickey out of us” by cutting taxes for the most wealthy - and declared that having Sir Keir as prime minister would be “a change that cannot come quick enough”.