After trying to address a rudely interrupting, unhearing, unfeeling, jeering and sneering Conservative party to deliver his response to the budget today, Jeremy Corbyn called the government “uncouth” and “uncaring” in a passionate speech, with barely constrained anger at how Conservatives’ policies are creating hardship and suffering for some of our most vulnerable citizens. A Conservative had made an inappropriate and ageist comment about Corbyn’s age, while he was addressing the Conservatives’ brutal cuts to social care.
Corbyn spoke in defence of those elderly people suffering cuts in care budgets. It has been alleged that Conservative Party whip Andrew Griffiths – hiding out of sight of the Speaker’s chair – said the Labour leader should “be in a care home” himself.
Many of us have also used those words among others – uncouth and uncaring – many times over the past seven years to describe a government that laughed when hearing about…
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