If he had an ounce of self-consciousness, Claude Littner would be apologising to the people of Manchester – and the UK – after his TV outburst.
The businessman, said to be worth £34 million, told Mancunians who will enter Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions tomorrow (October 22) to “suck it up” and “take it on the chin”.
He says it is important to focus on protecting lives and the NHS. pic.twitter.com/9SaPHfuTVw
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) October 21, 2020
— jonie1303 #NHSLove 🌹labour supporter (@jonie1303) October 21, 2020
Easy for him to say! He won’t be trying to survive on £5.84 per hour.
Sprinkled among these harsh words were lines straight out of Boris Johnson’s script: “Work together”… “Make sure the NHS is protected”.
For once, the public reaction was harder than the “hard man” of The Apprentice:
This guy Claude Littner telling the people of Manchester to suck it up and just relax. OK moneybags that’s easy for you to say. pic.twitter.com/1xsHJ7hYSN
— EmmaB 💙💛 (@Elkie78) October 21, 2020
"It's chilly darling. Throw another peasant on the fire, good girl?" pic.twitter.com/4IwpCNFimo
— Sean Callaghan (@keanespirit) October 21, 2020
For anyone watching Good Morning Britain, Claude Littner rn: pic.twitter.com/GfQwLmvGjN
— Taylor (@TaylorMig) October 21, 2020
— Politically Homeless #ShockDoctrine #NHSPay15 (@respeak_uk) October 21, 2020
Claude Littner, a millionaire living in London, telling a restaurant owner in Manchester to ‘suck it up’ amid the new restrictions. Another gobshite with contempt for the working class and those who will struggle. Suck it up, unbelievable.
— Paul Gibson (@Paul_JFT96) October 21, 2020
Interesting exchange #GMB between Claude Littner and Simon Wood
The first a millionaire telling people to ‘suck it up’
The second, a restaurateur fighting for his staff and hospitality industry who he knows can’t live off 66% wages
I’m with @SimonJWoodUK
— Jim McMahon MP (@JimfromOldham) October 21, 2020
Wow Claude Littner so out of touch on this morning's @GMB telling northern business owners they just need to "suck it up" – really? 🤦♀️
— ChronSallie (@ChronSallie) October 21, 2020
I am sick and tired of hearing the hugely wealthy tell the rest of us to 'suck it up'. Claude Littner can shut up. He has no idea and no empathy and I have no interest in what he thinks we should all do. These rich men all sound the same to me.
— Lexi (@bibsybobsybaby) October 21, 2020
Disgusted by Claude Littner's attitude to a business owner worried about how to pay his staff – "suck it up" doesn't put food on the table 😡 #GMB
— Carolyn (@CarolynS06) October 21, 2020
No it doesn’t.
And he’d be complaining to the government pretty damn fast if his income stream dropped because his employees were too busy starving to come to work.