It seems the Maybot is not the only automaton in the upper echelons of the Tory party. As if Philip Hammond’s ‘does not compute’ meltdown on Radio 4’s Today programme was not enough, he was asked on a BBC phone-in, to respond to a nurse who was worried about being able to feed her family. Hammond’s response to this most urgent and human of concerns?
Quote some statistics:
Listen to the robotic response of Philip Hammond as he recites stats in response to a nurse worrying about feeding her family. #nastyparty pic.twitter.com/gJ5YXHNuI2
— EL4C (@EL4JC) May 17, 2017
Labour’s human Shadow Chancellor was quick to call out Hapless Hammond’s indifference:
Painful listening to out of touch Hammond robotically citing stats at this nurse worrying about feeding her family. https://t.co/4Esm4ZAfl6
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) May 17, 2017
No wonder Hammond has taken a leaf from Theresa May’s book by running scared from his opposite number’s challenge to a debate.
#WeakAndWobbly, #WrongAndUnstable or any other permutation you can think of – the Tories are rotten from the top down and neither fit nor competent to tie the shoes of the people they’re hurting, let alone negotiate a complex settlement with EU leaders.
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