Yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) has largely been noticed for a claim by Theresa May that a leading economist advising the Labour leadership had said that the numbers in the party’s 2017 general election manifesto didn’t add up. The claim was a lie, a fact reinforced subsequently by the attempts of the Tories’ official Twitter account to defend it.
But another jaw-dropping example of Tory arrogance took place just after Jeremy Corbyn finished besting May yet again.
Tory MP Richard Graham stood up and boasted about a new centre for homeless people being set up in his constituencyy – as a sign of the supposedly great job the Tories were doing:
If Graham wanted to claim that John McDonnell’s comments about Gloucester suffering under Tory austerity were false, pointing out that Gloucester needed a new centre for the homeless was hardly the way to do it.
To the arrogant Tory mindset, this kind of callous, arrogant nonsense apparently makes sense. To the rest of us, it’s evidence of the ingrained inhumanity of the worldview of a party that has inflicted misery on millions – and seems determined to inflict more and faster.
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