A Tory MP has been lampooned for slamming a new Labour MP by comparing him to a ‘repeat of The Inbetweeners.’
In a by-election yesterday, Keir Mather, 25, won the previous Conservative stronghold of Selby and Ainsty for Labour by overturning a majority of 20,000.
Indeed it is a young age to become an MP, but we have all seen the older ones in action and it seems age isn’t a factor in being terrible at your job.
So step forward Tory MP Johnny Mercer, who was less than graceful in his response to losing to Labour.
He said: “We mustn’t become a repeat of The Inbetweeners. This guys has been at Oxford longer than in a job.”
Asked what he meant by the comparison, Mercer said: “You’ve got to have people who have actually done stuff. This guy has been at Oxford University more than he’s been in a job.
“You put a chip in him there and he just relays Labour lines, and the problem is people have kind of had enough of that.
“They want people who are authentic. People who have worked in that constituency, who know what life is like, understand what life is like to live, work and raise a family in communities like theirs.”
He went on: “I’m afraid I don’t agree with this style of politics. It’s exactly why people like me couldn’t vote in the 2015 election, because you’ve got people with nothing to do with the constituency just dropped in – put a chip in them and they’ll start parroting Labour Party politics.”
You wonder how many post Tory MPs have never really has a proper job?