Watch: NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh on BBC Question Time

See what she had to say on the inequality crisis and Brexit

Our CEO, Miatta Fahnbulleh, appeared on BBC Question Time last night.

She discussed how the Government has failed in its ambitions to tackle inequality, and why the all-encompassing focus on Brexit means that we aren’t dealing with the real issues.

On the Prime Minister’s failure to tackle inequality, Miatta said:

Time and time again she talks the talk and then when it comes to actually acting she completely bottles it. So on housing, on social mobility, on pay, the rhetoric has just not matched up to the reality.”

On the how the Government should approach Brexit, Miatta said:

Will it make it easier or will it make it harder to improve our living standards, to create jobs, to make things better for our young people? That has to be the litmus test for all of this, and my big worry is that we leave the European Union and actually it doesn’t solve all those problems – not least because we will have a decade where the politicians and Government are dealing with the ins-and-outs of Brexit and they’re not focusing on these massive challenges that we absolutely must deal with.”

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