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Boris Johnson has been taken to task over the Conservative government’s austerity policies by an angry voter in Doncaster.
The prime minister was visiting South Yorkshire today after northern politicians made a joint call for more help in their region from the government.
If Johnson was expecting a warm welcome in the Leave-supporting city, he was unfortunately mistaken…
When the PM went for a walkabout, he was soon confronted by a woman who questioned his party’s treatment of northern cities.
People have died because of austerity and then you’ve got the cheek to come here and tell us austerity’s over and it’s all good now, we’re going to leave the EU and everything’s going to be great.It’s just a fairytale.
People have died because of austerity and then you’ve got the cheek to come here and tell us austerity’s over and it’s all good now, we’re going to leave the EU and everything’s going to be great.
It’s just a fairytale.
"People have died because of austerity, and you’ve got the cheek to come here and tell us austerity's over and it's… https://t.co/13pI2gwBiR — Channel 4 News (@Channel 4 News)
Johnson meets real people - it never goes well... https://t.co/ZuJLEXtgZ3 — Paul Mason (@Paul Mason)
Once again we’re seeing that a Tory Prime Minister is terrible at interacting with the public on a campaign trail,… https://t.co/gnBHra4aeb — Abby Tomlinson (@Abby Tomlinson)
An election campaign is going to be Boris Johnson getting Gillian Duffy-ed several times a day. https://t.co/sXlXFtus2u — David Whitley (@David Whitley)
Johnson would actually be better off staying in London, judging by his record so far in northern towns.
Later in the day, the Conservative leader was heckled by an audience member in Rotherham over his decision to suspend parliament for five weeks.
The man shouted:
Why are you not with them [MPs] in parliament, sorting out the mess that you have created?
And in Wakefield last week, the prime minister was brutally mocked when a man politely asked him to “please leave my town”.
“Please leave my town.”
“I will, very soon.” https://t.co/3gqW2SwqMi — Alex Andreou (@Alex Andreou)
Johnson’s magnetic charm with voters is still yet to materialise, despite what the Conservatives claimed during the leadership campaign this summer.
We’ll update you when anyone witnesses it in public…
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