'Jeremy Corbyn is economically illiterate and almost got away with murder in the election', says Tory MP

'Jeremy Corbyn is economically illiterate and almost got away with murder in the general election', says Conservative MP - needs audio

Nigel Evans thinks Jeremy Corbyn is economically illiterate

Monday, July 3, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn almost got away with murder in the general election campaign as his spending spree was economically illiterate, according to Conservative MP Nigel Evans.

He made the comments during an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer about the public sector pay cap, with many cabinet ministers starting to put pressure on the Prime Minister and Chancellor to lift it.

The MP for Ribble Valley told Julia: "Jeremy Corbyn got away with murder almost during the general election campaign because we had our own useless manifesto and all the attention was on that.

"He was on a massive spending spree, the likes of which I’ve never seen before and he said only the top 5% of earners are going to pay for all of this.

"It was economically illiterate. What we've got to make sure that we do is, in trying to relax the cap on some of the lowest paid in the public sector, is that we don't become economically illiterate too."

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