Footballers are now the opposition to the Tories: Gary Neville destroys Edwina Currie on TV

Notably absent from this year’s Conservative conference has been any opposition to it from the Labour Party. Keir Starmer has abdicated his responsibility.

Into the breach steps former footballer Gary Neville. He – along with others of his profession like Marcus Rashford – has become the de facto opposition to Tory tyranny, in the absence of Starmer and his cronies.

It was Neville who responded to the cancellation of the £20 Universal Credit “uplift”, plunging millions of people into poverty and insecurity at a time of hugely-rising costs.

Tory grandee and food poisoning expert (ha ha!) Edwina Currie told ITV’s Good Morning Britain:

“What we have to realise is that we have got something like a million vacancies advertised in this country. We have record numbers of vacancies. We have whole industries desperate for people to come in from catering, to the care industry. Businesses are desperate and pushing up wages so it doesn’t make any sense to pay people to stay home.”

When presenter Susanna Reid pointed out that 40% on Universal Credit are already in work, the former health minister said: “We are taking about very large numbers of people not in a job.

“We need to train people to make better choices about how they live and how they spend their money. There are 30 million people out there who I would tell ‘the best benefit is a job’.

“It is wrong for us to pay people to stay at home when the economy needs people to get into work and we need to get people into better jobs and we need to push employers to pay their workforce better.”

Here’s Neville’s response:

He’s absolutely right. But he should not have had to say it.

Source: Gary Neville destroys Edwina Currie and Tory policy on Good Morning Britain – Wales Online

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