Tory Damian Green ridiculed for car-crash Andrew Marr interview

Damian Green was grilled by Andrew Marr

Damian Green endured a tough morning

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tory welfare secretary Damian Green has been roundly mocked for his appearance on the Andrew Marr show this morning, which brought several awkward moments for the Work and Pensions Secretary.

Green heavily criticised the financial pledges in Labour's manifesto on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, but was then grilled by the host about the "black holes" in his own party's document.

Marr homed in on the Tory's pledge of an extra £8 billion for the NHS. Green said the money is already in the NHS system and simply needs to be retargeted, but was unable to say exactly which parts of the NHS can be tapped.

Green also told viewers that older people, who appear set to be squeezed by the Tory manifesto, must wait until after the election to find out the true cost of Conservative cuts.

The minister's morning got even trickier when he clashed with shadow chancellor John McDonnell, who accused his Tory counterpart of "fatuous economics."

McDonnell continued by accusing Green of making a fortune out of his private sector business commitments and suggested a conflict of interest during a tetchy exchange between the two men.

Green's performance has been greeted with widespread derision, as you can see below: