Angry Labour front-bencher: “not once despite large parts of country in distress”
Labour front-bencher Jon Trickett has denounced ITV politics pundit Robert Peston for completely ignoring the massive Yorkshire floods during his interview of the Labour man this evening.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been praised for his leadership and his prompt and repeated visits to flood-ravaged areas to meet residents and offer help – while Boris Johnson denied the floods were even a national emergency.
“No wonder the PM faced hostility in Yorkshire today when he finally turned up“
Jon Trickett, Labour
Johnson was heckled and called a liar when, days late, he eventually got around to visiting today – in spite of finding time sooner for a pint-pulling PR stunt – and looked completely out of his depth as residents told him what they thought of him.
And Trickett asked publicly whether Peston got his info from the same sources as Johnson – a bubble where ‘the floods haven’t happened’ – after Peston failed to ask a single question about the floods of the Yorkshire parliamentary candidate:
Cuts in north, raises in south
Trickett told the SKWAWKBOX:
In the north, we’ve had cuts to the Environment Agency of thirteen percent – but in the south it has seen an increase of fourteen percent.
In West Yorkshire we’ve suffered the worst cuts to fire services of anywhere in the whole country at 34% – with the loss of over 550 firefighters in West Yorkshire alone.
No wonder the PM faced hostility in Yorkshire today when he finally turned up.
Watch the flood-hit Yorkshire folks’ hostile reaction to Boris Johnson here.
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