Boris Johnson’s levelling-up agenda is the best seats in the house for Conservative MPs receiving red carpet treatment while pulling the rug from under the feet of the poorest, writes Kevin Maguire
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For a Tory power couple hammering the poor and vulnerable and voting to slash welfare benefits, freeloaders Esther McVey and Philip Davies building a personal wealthfare state is the stench of political hypocrisy.
The £18,000 in VIP junkets accepted by this pair of Right-whingers in just two months reveals a stomach-churning entitlement of law-makers whose actions simultaneously create misery for those much worse off.
England football at Wembley, Wimbledon tennis, Sliverstone’s British Grand Prix, horse racing at Royal Ascot – McVey and Davies living the high life at the expense of private sponsors is nauseating while hundreds of thousands of victims of Conservative austerity rely on Foodbank charity to eat.
The Willy Wonka golden tickets regularly handed and accepted by the duo might, just might, be acceptable if they were improving the lot of those who can only dream of attending star-studded events.
So it’s sickening when these two hardline Tories are responsible for holding people back and pushing them down.
McVey, who earned the nickname McVile as a callous Work and Pensions Secretary and lost her Merseyside seat before succeeding austerity Chancellor moneybags George Osborne in Cheshire, mustn’t be able to hide from her record.
The theyworkforyou.com site monitoring MPs show she’s voted consistently to reduce welfare spending and championed the hated bedroom tax imposed on social tenants.
Davies is in same nasty bracket and in Parliament also opposed a statutory register of lobbyists, an act a number of those wining and dining him and her now may, by coincidence, greatly concur.
Her unforgivable outbursts include claiming the poor prioritised mobile phones over food and the increasing ranks of the struggling turning to foodbanks was “positive” when anybody with a heart and head knows the Tory Government was driving hungry folk to desperation.
He’s likened to an internet Troll, a reactionary Son of Thatcher forever stoking prejudice and bigotry.
Boris Johnson’s levelling-up agenda is the best seats in the house for Conservative MPs receiving red carpet treatment while pulling the rug from under the feet of the poorest, including low-waged working households.
And it absolutely stinks.