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Ian Lavery responds to comments by Boris Johnson that he could earn more money outside politics

Ian Lavery MP, Chair of the Labour Party, responding to comments by Boris Johnson that he could earn more money outside politics, said “This sums up Boris Johnson and Tory contempt for people. A bunch of greedy millionaires complaining they aren’t rich enough and whinging that their day job doesn’t pay them enough money.

“These Tories are totally out of touch with the struggles that people in our country face. Tory Britain is one where nurses rely on foodbanks and millionaire newspaper columnists complain they don’t earn enough money.

“It is no surprise that Johnson said that no one defended the bankers who crashed the economy more than him. We have had nearly a decade of Tory cuts, and their new policies from tax cuts for the richest to the bringing back barbaric fox hunting, are more of the same and worse.

“A Labour government will be on the side of the people and will boost their pay and public services, for the many not the few.”