'Heartless and evil' - Theresa May slammed over homelessness at PMQs

'Heartless and evil' - Theresa May slammed over homelessness at PMQs

Theresa May has been criticised for her response on homelessness

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Theresa May has been criticised for being "cruel and shameless" over her response on homelessness during PMQs.

Labour MP for Tooting, Rosena Allin-Khan, claimed 2,500 children are to wake up in Wandsworth on Christmas Day homeless, according to The Mirror.

But the Prime Minister responded by saying "2,500 children being homeless will make them think 2,500 children will be sleeping on the streets. They will not."

She also claimed statutory homelessness is lower than it was when the last Labour government was in power and said those who are homeless are provided with a place to stay.

This prompted a response by Labour MPs who shouted "shame" and "no room at the inn".

Many on Twitter have also been outraged by May's response, slamming her as "despicable" and "evil" with some claiming many are homeless due to Tory austerity.

Take a look at the reaction below and watch a video of Allin-Khan speaking in Parliament