Mr Freeman ‘regrets’ – isn’t it past time he apologised?

Last Updated: February 27, 2017By

George Freeman MP.

Tory MP George Freeman has said he “regrets” comments he made suggesting that PIP should be directed to those who fit an arbitrary Tory description of the “greatest need”, rather than people sitting at home popping pills for anxiety.

Here are his original comments:

He seems to have partially retracted his comments on Twitter. See what you think:

It’s not a proper apology, is it?

Notice the ‘special pleading’ – that he was a child carer living with alcohol (by which I think he means the cared-for person was the drinker). This may well be the first anybody has heard of it, as it isn’t on his personal website or even his Wikipedia entry.

In any case, if he was a child carer in such circumstances, then he should have known better than to slate people living with mental health disabilities in the way he did.

Personally, I do not think his words constitute enough of an apology. He should be a man about it and apologise fully and frankly.

He should also undertake to vote against the change in PIP eligibility regulations being proposed by his boss Penny Mordaunt, but I guess that is too much to demand from a selfish and disgusting money-grubbing Tory like him.

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  1. NMac February 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Another bloated and obnoxious Tory.

  2. Larry Semmins February 27, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Check out the lyrics on this Mike

  3. joanna February 27, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Child carer????

    How would he have had the time?

    • joanna February 27, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      sorry Mike, I didn’t initially see the Wiki reference in your article.

  4. joanna February 27, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    I made that comment because as I see it, being an adult carer can put a lot of pressure on the carer especially as they are winging it, as in no formal training, a child would have it harder, if alcohol is involved then there could be other issues like violence.

    As he attended Radley college, why would he have been a carer anyway, his family could have afforded outside care, and who was he supposedly carer for?
    I know, a lot of generalizations, but he opened that door!

  5. Stu February 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    This is how the BBC “impartially” explains the reality of the cut.
    A huge John McDonnell statement followed by Government spin designed to discredit him.

  6. John February 27, 2017 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    I wish the people that work for pip suffer from any illness that people suffer with. I myself suffer form spinal abbiffita which I can’t hardly walk.When i went to the tribunal on 27th January they thought was just acting they never igsarmoned me so what do they know.

    • joanna February 28, 2017 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      Why would you want another human being to suffer? Especially as you know how hard it is for you. Wishing harm on others isn’t ever going to balance the scales, you are better than that!!! If there is natural justice it will happen.

  7. Debbie Nutton February 28, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

    There nothing but liars

  8. casalealex February 28, 2017 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    “It’s not a proper apology, is it?”

    More like a shamology…

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