As Labour’s Vice-Chair, Michael has responded to David Cameron’s New Year message, saying "it’s a case of more of the same”.
"In his New Year message, Cameron talks of people who work hard in this country but he's the one hitting hard working families on lower and middle incomes whilst cutting taxes for millionaires.
"David Cameron stands for the old divide and rule Tory approach of the past - he can’t be the One Nation Prime Minister Britain needs.
“Cameron promised change but nothing is changing for the better. Britain's economy is failing under his policies over the last year, with nearly one million young people out of work. Prices are still going up faster than wages and borrowing is going up not down, over 7% higher this year than last year.
“This Prime Minister is out of touch, he stands up for the wrong people and he's failing to deliver for working people.”