George Galloway: 'MPs cheering the result of the public sector pay cap vote shows Great Britain is a laughing stock'

George Galloway: 'MPs cheering the result of the public sector pay cap vote shows Great Britain is a laughing stock'

Protests have previously taken place against the pay cap

Monday, July 3, 2017

George Galloway has said Great Britain has been turned into a laughing stock as MPs cheered the result of the public sector pay cap vote.

Last week Labour tabled an amendment to bring an end to the public sector pay cap, however Conservative and DUP MPs voted to keep it in place.

The talkRADIO presenter said: "It wasn’t the vote that was the unkindest cut, it was when they cheered the result.

"The roof of Westminster almost lifted off as these bigots and their Conservative allies, jeered and cheered the defeat of a wage increase for police officers, firefighters and nurses. Just get your head around that.

"That’s what once mighty Great Britain is reduced to, a laughing stock."

He also spoke about the Grenfell Tower and said: "This was a disaster that was entirely political in the making.

"The people who were affected were marginalised and poor, and their voices meant nothing to the parade of double-barrel-named flunkies…who ruled in the Kensington and Chelsea town hall."

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