DWP minister Guy Opperman made the comment in a heated Westminster Hall debate.

The state of this.

Guy Opperman is the latest in a long line of Tory gits who have set up shop at the Department for Work and Pensions.

I shan’t mention their dirty deeds because I’m sure Chris Grayling, Esther McVey, Priti Patel, Damian Green, Stephen Crabb and – below all – Iain Duncan Smith need no introduction.

Mr Opperman’s role in the Tory DWP’s history of depravity begins like this:

A Tory minister sparked fury today after suggesting women “robbed” of their pension could take up an apprenticeship.

Guy Opperman was heckled with shouts of “shame on you” and “disgraceful” from campaigners in a packed debate in the House of Commons’ Westminster Hall.

The pensions minister faced cross-party calls to offer help to 2.6million women born in the 1950s who say their pension age rose at short notice.r several hours.

But Mr Opperman said the government had done a “massive amount” already, telling MPs: “The reality is over 200,000 people over 60 have entered further education since 2014/15.

“We have also extended apprenticeship opportunities as one of the best routes to skilled employment for people of all ages and gender.

“Such apprenticeships in England, for example, in 2014/15… 12% of the starting apprenticeships were for those aged 45.”

(Source: ‘Shame on you!’ Fury as Tory minister suggests women ‘robbed’ of their pensions could take up an apprenticeship – Mirror Online)

His ignorant outburst won him the full attention of some of our favourite MPs:

I particularly like this comment from a member of the public:

Let us hope that Ms Lait finds her way into the Labour Party fairly soon, if she is not already a member – because at this rate it won’t be long before the public demands the removal of the Tories from office, once and for all.

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