Tory leader called liar by plain-speaking Yorkshire folk during belated appearance in flooded area – and met with cries of ‘Where ya been? You took your time!’
Boris Johnson eventually made his way to flood-ravaged South Yorkshire today, only to be met by accusations of dragging his feet, derision for his claim to have been ‘on it round the clock’ (apart from being pictured pulling pints at PR stunts, of course) – and accused directly of lying in his promises to the area.
Johnson was shredded by straight-talking residents – including one woman who refused even to pause to speak to him and made her feelings abundantly plain – with one group hammering the squirming Tory about the 50% cuts that have crippled the ability of Doncaster council to help in the crisis:
Jeremy Corbyn, by contrast, was in the area twice before Johnson got there the first time, meeting local people and being warmly welcomed.
“The flooding is a tragedy for the South Yorkshire folk affected. The drastically different responses of the two party leaders showed who is really fit to be leading a country in crisis.“
So great was the contrast – both in the measure of the men and their statesmanship and in the response of residents to them – that the Independent‘s cartoonist Dave Brown showed Corbyn literally mopping the floor with him in a biting, brilliant take:
The flooding is a tragedy for the South Yorkshire folk affected. The drastically different responses of the two party leaders showed who is really fit to be leading a country in crisis.
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