No doubt David Cameron will have already offered his own kind of congratulation to rich bitch Alan Duncan for making a bad situation worse.
Rather than speak in defence of the man we’re now calling ‘Dodgy Dave’ thanks to Denis Skinner, Mr Duncan chose to go on the offensive – and This Writer means really offensive – by attacking poor people.
In the last Parliament (up to May 2015), 78 per cent of MPs were millionaires.
That compares with a UK population of whom only 0.7 per cent are millionaires.
Considering those figures, one has to ask who these MPs really represent.
Mr Duncan’s claim that MPs who are not millionaires would “know absolutely nothing about the outside world” is risible, and insulting to the 22 per cent of MPs who aren’t.
Of course – as his leader’s case proves elegantly – it is the cosseted rich who know little of real world issues.
Mr Duncan has since apologised, I understand. What are his words worth?
A millionaire Tory MP sneered at people ‘who aren’t millionaires’ today – dismissing them as “low achievers.”
Rutland MP Alan Duncan was defending David Cameron , who faced MPs for the first time since admitting he had shares in his dad’s offshore trust.
He said: “Shouldn’t the Prime Minister’s critics just snap out of their synthetic indignation and admit their real point is they just hate anyone who’s got a hint of wealth in their life?”
He went on to suggest that if Labour had their way the wealthy would be less well represented in the House of Commons.
“We risk having a House of Commons stuffed full of low achievers who hate enterprise, hate people who look after their own families and know absolutely nothing about the outside world.”
As well as his MPs’ salary of £74,962, Mr Duncan is paid £8,000 a month as a non-executive Chairman of an Dubai oil company, for which he works just 12 hours a month.
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