Why was housing secretary Robert Jenrick part of the negotiating team handling support for Greater Manchester while it is in Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions?
Clearly, it can’t be because he can be trusted with money; he corruptly induced a fellow MP to approve a grant for his constituency totalling £237 per person recently – contrast that with the £7.95 per person for Manchester. And Jenrick’s constituency isn’t in Tier 3!
Doesn’t it seem more likely that the opposite is true – that he was certain to deprive Manchester of the cash it needed? The precedent is there in his handling of Richard Desmond’s Tower Hamlet’s planning application, which Jenrick manipulated in order to deny London’s poorest borough £45 million.
He seems to have thought he could get away with this sleight of hand.
He thought wrong.
So after he appeared on TV saying this…
Having spent billions upon billions on his catastrophic no-deal Brexit & billions more on his failing outsourced test & trace system Gov’t Minister Robert Jenrick confirms Boris Johnson was unwilling to reach agreement with Greater Manchester yesterday over 5 million quid! pic.twitter.com/dPYL3SPoCj
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) October 21, 2020
… the public responded with the facts:
Robert Jenrick gave twice as much to Richard Desmond than he’s giving to Manchester.
— Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK) October 20, 2020
Manchester: £7.85 per person
Robert Jenrick's constituency: £237 per person
Garden Bridge that doesn't exist: £51,000,000
— Russ (@RussInCheshire) October 20, 2020
Tory Coronavirus Priorities:
£745bn – to bankers in Quantitative Easing (printing money)
£12bn – to Serco (rather than the NHS) to botch test and trace
£25m – funding for Robert Jenrick’s own (wealthy) constituency.
£22m – for the people of Manchester.#NeverTrustATory
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza 🏳️🌈🏴 (@TheMendozaWoman) October 21, 2020
Robert Jenrick allowed £45,000,000 to be diverted from the poorest people in Tower Hamlets into the pockets of Richard Desmond.
Now he is on radio 4 saying that the govt deals fairly with all areas of the country.
— Allan Skerratt 3.5% (@AllanSkerratt) October 21, 2020
Robert Jenrick walked out on negotiations with Andy Burnham and greater Manchester over the sum of £5 Millon.
To put that in context, it's about 0.041% of a failing Serco test and trace system or 4.7% of a dodged affordable housing contribution.
— Bob Albon (@bobbyalbon) October 20, 2020
Andy Burnham – fighting to get the best deal for all of the people of Manchester.
Robert Jenrick – 'helped' Tory donor, Richard Desmond avoid paying £40M to Tower Hamlets, London's poorest borough
A text thank you mentioned 'not giving Marxists his dough'
THIS is the difference
— Mark White (@markwhite61) October 21, 2020
Robert Jenrick on @SkyNews saying how important it is to treat all local authorities fairly.
He might have a point if it wasn't for the fact that this disingenuous fucker, presided over a regime that allocated Government funding predominantly to areas with sitting Tory MP's…😠
— Tony T …🐕…🇬🇧…🌹 (@shrimptony) October 21, 2020
And today the Commons will be debating whether children should have free school meals because, after years of Tory deprivation, their parents can no longer afford to feed them. What will Jenrick’s contribution be?
Minister Robert Jenrick to offer school pupils one bowl of gruel a day if they use their weekends to sweep rich peoples chimneys in a take it or leave it offer.
— William Miller (@William24625705) October 21, 2020
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