Hundreds of thousands of NHS supporters – shown contempt by Establishment
Senior left Labour MP Jon Trickett brought a petition to the House of Commons on Thursday, signed by 815,000 people, for a proper pay rise for NHS workers.
But as Trickett tried to read out the wording of the petition – as he had been advised by parliamentary authorities to do – he was shut down by the Deputy Speaker in the most contemptuous and impatient terms.
And watch right at the beginning how, when they heard that the wishes of voters were about to be given space in Parliament, virtually every Tory MP almost ran out of the chamber rather than listen:
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