Thursday 28 November 2019 / 12:24 PM Employment / Laura Pidcock

Boris Johnson’s anti-austerity claim is outright lie, he wanted Victorian destitution

Laura Pidcock, Labour’s Shadow Employment Rights Secretary, responding to Boris Johnson’s claim that he thought “austerity was not the right way forward”, said:

“This is an outright lie. We know that Boris Johnson thinks that single mothers should be subjected to ‘destitution on a Victorian scale’. The idea he was against vicious cuts that he previously demanded is an insult to people’s intelligence.

“Boris Johnson’s misogyny and class hatred are disgusting and mean he is not fit to be Prime Minister.”