Firefighters and other front-line heroes also hit by 2017 Commons vote
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak and other Tory MPs cynically milked last night’s public applause for our NHS heroes, in spite of the government’s abject failure to protect front-line NHS staff by providing enough proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and coronavirus testing capacity.
But the exploitation sparked anger among staff who know all too well the Tories’ real record on the NHS.
And nowhere is that record better encapsulated than in this short video showing the Tories cheering in 2017 as they ‘successfully’ blocked a desperately-needed pay rise for nurses, along with firefighters – just a couple of weeks after the Grenfell Tower blaze – and other key front-line workers:
Johnson and his fellow culprits must not be allowed to ‘clapwash’ their history.
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