She flounders during PMQs clash as Corbyn tackles her over the Tories’ dreadful record on … well, everything
JEREMY CORBYN accused the government of being “strong against the weak and weak against the strong” in a passionate pre-election Commons clash with PM Theresa May yesterday.
The Labour leader condemned ministers for worsening homelessness, underfunding the NHS, state pension swindles, reduction of education funding and stagnating wages.
During the last Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) before the general election on June 8, Mr Corbyn quoted letters that had been sent to him by the public about their personal experiences of growing inequality.
Maureen wrote to say that members of campaign group Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) who were born in the 1950s have been “treated disgustingly” by the government in having their pension age increased without sufficient notice.
Mr Corbyn lambasted Ms May over having no housing strategy to deal with the growing crisis, quoting father-of-three Andy who wrote to the Labour leader to say his children — in their mid-twenties — couldn’t afford to leave home, despite working since leaving school.
He dismissed Ms May’s claim that the Tories had built more than double the council housing constructed by the last Labour government.
Mr Corbyn said that actually Labour had built more homes while also upgrading the condition of every council property while under the Decent Homes scheme.