BRITONS have fiercely defended Rishi Sunak following stern criticism from Remainer Femi Oluwole
Mr Oluwole blasted the Chancellor following an interview on Sky News in which Mr Sunak said he wanted to have a “high wage, high skill economy, not unskilled migration”. However, Mr Oluwole tweet has sparked a volley of counter-claims defending Mr Sunak.
Mr Oluwole wrote: “Rishi Sunak is the Chancellor of the economy that had the worst recession among G7 countries and he has the AUDACITY to call EU HGV drivers and butchers ‘unskilled’.”
Replying, Dorothy Spiggot pointed out that the Chancellor’s excellent work, stating: “He’s the Chancellor of the country with the fastest growth in the G7.”
However, Mr Oluwole said that, according to an article in The Times, a report by the IMF claimed Britain had suffered the worst recession of the G7 nations.
Steven B. Beevan said: “Unskilled clearly means something you can be trained to do in <2 weeks which both of these jobs fall into, do you ever stop and think before you tweet or does expressing anti-Tory tribalism just feel too good?”
Backing up the fleet of drivers who are behind the wheels of the HGV trucks up and down the country, @theotherscottj said: “Definitely not an unskilled job in my eyes as everyone would be able to jump in a cab. Know your worth pal.”
With the COVID-19 pandemic having played a huge part in the decline of retail sales, hospitality and leisure, as well as a host of other roles, one Tweet praised the response taken by the Chancellor in light of helping those out of work.
Steve Wells, @BlackSahdow998, pointed out: “Best Chancellor we have had in a very long time. His Furlough scheme to help millions of people was inspirational. #FeeltheRishiLove.”
This was backed up by Jackie Simmonds, @JackieSimmonds8, who said: “This pandemic has shown one thing, who really are the people the country needs.”
Topping up the notion that Brexit has been a success, one Tweet by Euwan Huazmi said: “Yep. Rishi is our Chancellor. No, our recession uses different date to other countries. No. Rishi doesn’t call HGV drivers and butchers unskilled, so no audacity. But he does suggest they should be paid more after decades of wage deflation by EU membership… Brexit bonus!”
The best of the praise came from Sir Michael Take CBE (@MichaelTakeMP),. “Brinkwire Summary News”.