A very revealing exchange on Twitter between journalist Paul Mason and Tory MP Gary Streeter following the Tories’ shameful decision on Wednesday to vote down a pay increase for public sector workers, including the same firefighters, police and NHS workers they were praising to the heavens just a couple of weeks ago.
The Tories didn’t just do it, they cheered as they did:
Earlier in the evening, they were at pains to paint themselves as defenders of public sector pay – as long as they didn’t actually have to do anything about it.
Like vote, for example:
The ‘political game’ was a call to lift a 1% pay cap on the pay of not just our emergency services but also of the millions of public sector workers who keep our society running. This hypocrisy drew justified fire from Paul Mason:
Mason’s outrage caused Streeter to abandon any attempt to cover his Tory arrogance and let the truth slip out:
According to Streeter, it’s not even just offensive to call the Tories out on the hypocrisy of their behaviour. We don’t deserve a voice.
Mason called it right:
If there are any Tory MPs left with any humanity, they need to make themselves seen in the next Queen’s Speech amendment vote today and bring down this government for the sake of all of us.
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