Tories’ disgraceful attack on Manchester and the mayor trying to protect its people merits that term and more
Tory MP Chris Clarkson launched a shameful attack on Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham’s widely-praised defence of the people of his area during a Commons debate this afternoon – and then accused Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner of calling him ‘scum’ over it:
Rayner promptly called a point of order and took the Tory to task for his inaccuracy about her comments. But that hasn’t stopped the Tories cropping her response off the video footage and trying to use it to smear her.
If Angela Rayner says she didn’t say it, then she didn’t say it. But if not then it’s a pity.
Any Tory MP hypocritical enough to describe Burnham as ‘opportunistic’ for trying to defend the people who elected him – while Johnson and his party opportunistically try to screw over northern working-class people and protect their own heartlands, after killing tens of thousands through delays and deliberate policies – is scum.
Which basically applies to that whole party.
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