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Skwawkbox is absolutely right to remind us all of the monster in charge of the Department for Work and Pensions at the moment.

We’ve had a spate of resignations from the Tory government and that may have taken our minds off the fact that there are threats to the lives of innocent and vulnerable people still on their front bench.

Calls for Ms McVey to resign were widespread last week, after she lied repeatedly to Parliament.

But a week is a long time in politics, and many members of the public may think that a resignation is enough, even though it isn’t the resignation that is needed.

It isn’t enough. That’s why we have to keep reminding the people that all the Tories have to go.

DWP Secretary Esther McVey appeared before MPs again yesterday – fresh from lying last week about her ‘apology’ for lying to them – to answer questions about her department’s disastrous Universal Credit system.

Labour’s Liam Byrne stood to talk about the chaos of Universal Credit in his Birmingham Hodge Hill constituency and told Ms McVey about one of his constituents so badly impacted by it that her family can’t afford food – or even socks for her children’s feet.

A situation of such agonising pathos must surely elicit a human response from even a hard-hearted Tory – even if only a token word. Right?

Wrong.

McVey made no reference at all to the poor woman or even her children – just a lame quip about Byrne’s note left for his successor after Labour lost the 2010 general election, while her equally callous colleagues jeered.

Source: Video: Byrne’s constituent can’t afford socks for her kids. McVey mocks as Tories jeer | The SKWAWKBOX

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