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Appalling Reeves tweet ratioed and shredded

Right-winger can’t bear to say people should be better off, only that they should ‘feel’ better off – it didn’t go down well

Rachel Reeves, Keir Starmer’s right-wing Shadow Chancellor, was already infamous for – among many other things – her history of appalling comments about the unemployed, for wanting to deport more people faster and for cosying up to architect of murderous austerity George Osborne, as well as for welcoming the departure of hundreds of thousands of members from Labour because they were supposedly antisemites.

And on Monday she added another disgrace to her long list by tweeting – in support of Keir Starmer’s ludicrously vague ‘raindrops and roses’ so-called ‘five missions – that Labour will grow the economy so people ‘feel better off’. Not actually are better off – that’s presumably only for the corporations already making huge profits by making us poor – just to ‘feel’ it.

The reactions were rightly withering, with the tweet ‘ratioed’ and a large part even of the ‘retweets’ of it being ‘quote tweets’ accompanied by revulsion and blistering scorn. Below is a selection from well over a thousand:

Click through on Reeves’s tweet for a fuller view.

Labour under Starmer, Reeves and their ilk are toxic for the millions of ordinary people suffering hardship, hunger – including millions of children – and exploitation in the corrupt, malignant mess that is today’s UK.

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