Jeremy Corbyn is not a man known for losing his temper, so when it happens, it makes an impact – and a video of the Labour leader flaying the ‘uncaring, uncouth’ Tories during his response to the Tories’ weak and misdirected Budget is going viral on social media after it was tweeted by the @EL4JC Twitter account:
Original video by @EL4C. Subtitled version by the SKWAWKBOX
The Tories’ utter callousness toward our most vulnerable people – encapsulated in Hammond’s decision to only reduce the Universal Credit ‘waiting period’ from six to five weeks, instead of the four weeks promised – is reason enough for Corbyn’s fury.
But Labour front-bencher Richard Burgon gave extra information on the Tories’ boorish behaviour and attempts to prevent the Labour leader from even giving his response in defence of the vulnerable that makes Corbyn’s outrage even more fitting:
Hammond’s budget is already unravelling, with even BBC News featuring experts pouring cold water and scorn on Hammond’s plans and economic failure. As each thread falls away, we’re going to be facing the unedifying spectacle of a naked Chancellor, even greater exposure of Tory callous incompetence and a Tory party cannibalising itself.
If they cared about this country and its people, they’d call a General Election instead of clinging onto power in rigor mortis.
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