Tory front-bencher Andrea Leadsom has been the subject of much mirth since she called Jane Austen ‘one of our greatest living authors’ in the Commons yesterday during a discussion of the new ten-pound note, which features the famous writer – who died two hundred years ago this week:
Lots of merriment all round, but a special prize has to go to bookseller Waterstones for a world-class piece of trolling of the hapless politician:
Sadly there’s also an all too tragic aspect to this amusing slip. Jane Austen may be the only person the Tories have judged fit to work after she died, but every month people are dying shortly after being found fit for work by the Tories’ malevolent and arbitrary ‘work capability assessment’.
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