New Business Secretary now denies plan, but as Ian Lavery pointed out – who would trust a Tory on workers’ rights?
Tory MP Kwasi Kwarteng, newly promoted to the position of Business Secretary, has now denied that he plans to do away with paid holidays and slash worker protections now that the UK has completed its deal with the EU. But how could anyone trust what a Tory minister says about UK workers’ rights – especially one who thinks they’re some of the laziest in the globe?
In 2012, Kwarteng was one of five Tory MPs who called British workers ‘among the worst idlers in the world‘ – and he was taken to task for it, live on the BBC, by working-class Labour MP Ian Lavery:
As Lavery rightly points out, who would fall for such claims and denials? Especially from someone who voted to keep the children of working poor people hungry.
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