Another day of Tory shame that exposes sham of claim to be the party of working people – or even their own ‘heartlands’
Yesterday was a day of shame and disgrace for the jeering Tories almost on a par with their decision in 2018 to deny free school meals to a million poor children, as Boris Johnson and his heartless party defeated two parliamentary motions that any right-thinking person would support in a heartbeat. Both were reported by the House of Commons social media feed.
The first was a motion to thank emergency workers and others who helped to respond to the recent devastating floods across the nation – and to learn lessons to reduce such disasters in future.
The Tories voted it down by 328 votes to 227. Those against were 321 Tories and 7 DUP:
The second was a motion to investigate why UK life expectancy has stopped rising – and is now falling for many of the poorest people in this country. 311 of Boris Johnson’s bandits voted against that, along with eight DUP MPS:
The scandalous display made an utter mockery of the Tories’ shameless claim to be the real party of working people – but it was also a slap in the face even for many of their own heartlands – though ‘heart’ is scarcely the right word when it comes to Tories – many of which were among the hardest-hit areas in the recent floods.
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