Watch McDonnell destroy Tories after they tell poverty-stricken Brits ‘You’ve never had it so good!’

Rebecca Pow: After her shocking claim that working people have more spending power under the Tories, her fellow backbenchers had the front to shout “Never had it so good”.

What stunning ignorance from Taunton Deane Conservative MP Rebecca Pow.

In today’s (November 23) debate following the Budget speech, she had the front to tell the Commons that people in her constituency were better-off now than under the Labour government that ended in 2010.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is to be commended for the restraint he showed in his response:

Tories are desperate to convince us we’re all better-off under their misrule.

If they don’t, we might actually notice that they haven’t achieved any of the economic targets they set themselves: Wages are 10 per cent lower than in 2010; productivity is down, meaning nobody on the production line is getting a pay rise any time soon; and austerity is here to stay because the Tories have set back their deficit elimination date until 2025 – 10 YEARS after they originally claimed they would achieve a budget surplus. Other commentators say they won’t manage it until 2031; This Writer says they will never achieve it.

Why the distraction? Mark Steel put it very well in the following Question Time clip, which has resurfaced on Facebook following the Budget:

In the past seven years, the richest people in the UK have tripled their personal wealth. Check the Sunday Times rich list if you don’t believe that.

And Rebecca Pow is telling us we should all be grateful for a few extra farthings in our pocket that won’t go anywhere because the cost of living has far outstripped the paltry pay rises her party deigns to grant us.

If This Writer had been in Mr McDonnell’s position, I would have given her a tongue-lashing she would never forget.

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6 thoughts on “Watch McDonnell destroy Tories after they tell poverty-stricken Brits ‘You’ve never had it so good!’

  1. Julia Lowndes

    And no mention of the Housing benefit being stopped to those on ESA and severe DIsablity premium to contribute to the interest on mortgages. From April 2018 you have to apply for a loan, and you will get a call from the company doing the work for HMG…..SERCO(!) and when house is sold or whatever you pay back! Added to that the joy of the PIP application for those with on going life long problems who were given DLA for life plus the removal of a small benefit help for servicing boilers for the sick and vulnerable. Short sighted as usual policies, which could see more people falling on NHS when they are ill and onto housing services…….and the big flourish from Hammond on stamp duty…yet another false economy house prices will just go up……on top of all that the financial predictions today of the appalling drop in living standards etc etc, makes the Tory MPs comments in the Commons show they are living in cloud cuckoo land.

  2. damo

    just watched the news is this half wit for real my god wot a dim simpleton there thousands of pounds better off …realy…she lives in goo goo ga ga land and is the local village idiot and dolt she like most tory mp,s are not fit to be in parliment..sack her and them.

  3. Zippi

    I’ve said, often, governments require 3 things; an ignorant electorate, a compliant electorate and an electorate that is at war with itself, as is described in the Question Time clip; the Tories, at their level best!

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