Austin deletes tweet deriding unemployed

‘Thuggish’ former Labour Tory supporter’s eagerness to attack expelled Loach still shows on site tracking politicans’ deleted tweets

Former Labour MP turned Tory promoter Ian Austin has deleted a tweet mocking the unemployed to get at world-famous film director and socialist Ken Loach after Loach’s expulsion from the Labour party.

Loach’s magnificent I, Daniel Blake portrays the anguish, hopelessness and poverty and abuse suffered by unemployed people under the Tories, with heartbreaking and brilliantly acted scenes like the one below:

But Austin thought it would be a good idea to tweet that:

Daniel Blake should get a job.

Austin has been described as ‘thuggish’ and a bully because of incidents such as his ‘full frontal assault’ on Jewish author Michael Rosen and his alleged behaviour toward parliamentary colleagues. But it seems even he thought better about what kind of impression his tweet would create – according to Politwoops, which records the deleted tweets of politicians, he removed it after less than a minute:

Nonetheless, his attitude was revealed and remains on record.

Ken Loach was expelled from Labour for refusing to disown other left-wingers abused by the party. Unlike his critics, he is a moral and political giant as well as a film genius.

Mr Austin has been contacted for comment.

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