Cheers and Jeers #6
Here's my latest news roundup, in which I cheer or jeer the week's events.
Cheers to Kay Burley of Sky News, asking this question following Tuesday evening’s votes on the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement: "Coming up in just a few moments: is a Unicorn lighting the way in Europe or is it just a Donkey, with a plunger on its head? All of that, after the Sport" Somehow that managed to sum of the nature of this week's news in a singular bizarre moment.
Cheers to Layla Moran, for her significant efforts in bringing forward a private member’s bill to replace the Vagrancy Act. As Layla explained: “There is no single cause of homelessness, and vulnerable people, those with mental health problems and addictions for example, need support not punishment.”
Cheers to Anna Soubry for her heartfelt and passionate speech in defence of immigration, which concluded with: “Too many people have been told lies and it is now absolutely up to each and every one of us to stand up, make the case for immigration and tell the truth.”
Jeers to Sammy Wilson, the DUP MP for East Antrim, who suggested that, in the even of food shortages post-Brexit, poor people can always “go to the chippy”. This sickening arrogance and disdain for the most vulnerable people in society is truly shameful.
Jeers to Sarah Huckerbee Sanders for her “God wants Trump to be President” remarks.
Jeers to John Tanner, an Oxford Labour councillor who seems to want to make war on homeless people rather than homelessness.
Tears for workers at the Nissan plant in Sunderland, following news that the Japanese car manufacturer has decided to cancel its plans to produce its X-Trail model in the UK. It’s not a time for getting out the “I told you so”s, but for feeling some sympathy for workers who were sold a lie by people who should know better.