Sunak asks Truss whether she regrets being a remainer or a Lib Dem more
Ah, we remember when Tory leadership candidate Penny Mordaunt called for a clean contest among the candidates, which is kind of like telling a hungry five-year-old not to eat the last cookie on the kitchen counter.
Unfortunately for him, people have since pointed out that there was a whole financial crisis back in 2008, which they claim Mr Brown did a pretty good job of addressing:
\u201cGordon Brown was the best Chancellor Britain ever had.\n\nPublic service investment and fairer tax policies lifted millions out of poverty.\n\nBy every metric, life was economically better for everybody after his decade at the helm of the Treasury.\n\nRishi lost \u00a3billions to fraud.\u201d
\u201cGordon Brown oversaw a strong U.K. economy, since his time, the value of the pound has collapsed as has inward investment. Exports have fallen to the lowest levels in modern times, inflation is high and people struggle with the cost of living, delivered by Tory chancellors.\u201d
\u201cGordon Brown oversaw record levels of investment in health and education; lifted 1m children and 900k pensioners out of poverty; introduced working tax credits and the Minimum Wage; helped deliver Sure Start and much, much more.\n\nRishi Sunak... did nothing like that.\u201d
\u201c@johnredwood Yes and Gordon Brown steered the country through the 2008 global crash then the Tories came to power and ruined the country.\nDebt to GDP 66% 2010\n81% by 2018 \nServices decimated\u201d
Despite the public roasting, Mr Redwood went on to issue more digs at Mr Sunak's campaign for Conservative Party leader, telling his Twitter followers to "expect more Project Fear" from the former chancellor's team.
Listing the sort of things to anticipate from Mr Sunak's backers - apparently - he wrote: "We must put taxes up. We must make the cost of living squeeze worse. We should not stand up to the EU over NI and VAT. We should make business laws competitive with higher taxes."
In another tweet, he added: "I wanted Rishi to succeed as chancellor and gave him some advice. I warned him against breaking his word on the national insurance rise. I said printing so much money in 2021 would be inflationary. He preferred Treasury boom bust policies based on wrong forecasts."
Put the phone down, John.
It isn’t the first time that Mr Redwood has been roasted on Twitter either, as in August last year he took aim at climate activist Greta Thunberg and told her to “concentrate on China which produces 27 times the amount of CO2 the UK does”.
Except he appeared to forget that the UK is somewhat responsible for that as a result of us relying on China for the production of goods.