New Tory DWP minister claimed he had ‘experience’ of zero-hour contracts – as a £250-an-hour BARRISTER : Daily Mirror.

Tory MP Guy Opperman, who made the astonishing comment in a Commons debate, has landed a job in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

 

A Tory who said he had ‘experience’ of zero-hour contracts as a £250-an-hour BARRISTER has landed a job in the welfare department.

Guy Opperman made the astonishing comment in a House of Commons debate in 2013 when quizzed on the perils of insecure work.

Theresa May has now promoted the MP to a junior role in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in her reshuffle.

As pensions and financial inclusion minister, his job will include steering the Tory manifesto pledge to slash winter fuel payments for all but the poorest pensioners.

Guy Opperman with supporters in his seat of Hexham

He said: “As a barrister, I spent two and a half years without a contract.

“With respect, I therefore suggest I do have some experience of that, with no contract whatsoever.”

Read More : Daily Mirror.

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