West Suffolk Tory hopeful mocked – and then shouted down by outraged constituents after appalling comments to divert attention from Tory lies
Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock faced a searching examination at a West Suffolk constituency hustings in Haverhill on Friday evening – and failed the test in the eyes of the local voters present at the meeting.
In leaked video of the hustings, Hancock is first mocked as he tries to shore up the Tories’ lie about plans to employ 50,000 more nurses.
Then, as he brings out the threadbare Tory tactic of trying to divert from his weak position by finger-pointing at the Labour Party, he is shouted down by the outraged audience until the microphone is taken away from him:
The scenes revealed in the video are astonishing – but extremely revealing about the Tory approach to campaigning. When they can’t carry off dishonest promises, they resort immediately to smears.
It comes across as desperate. It is.
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