Tesco chairman says worst of rising food prices ‘yet to come’
A Tory MP has annoyed people so what's new?
This time, posting on Twitter, Brendan Clarke-Smith sparked criticism when he responded to comments made by the chair of Tesco, John Allan, about the state of politics, by focussing on a rather more niche issue instead.
Allan had told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg that Labour's plan for the economy was more attractive than the Tories': “I don’t think we’ve seen a growth plan from the Conservatives – I hope we will," he said.
“We have seen the beginnings, I think, of a quite plausible growth plan from Labour so at the moment their ideas are on table, and many are actionable and attractive, but I wait to hear what the Government has to say in due course, but at the moment there’s really only one team on the field.”
But Clarke-Smith simply replied: "I wish he's focus on an actionable and attractive plan for the world's worst Tesco next to Westminster Station".
\u201cI wish he\u2019d focus on an actionable and attractive plan for the world\u2019s worst Tesco next to Westminster Station.\u201d
It seems he has just making a joke about the small and narrow-aisled branch of the supermarket but given the state of the economy and problems with the Tory party, people thought he was being pretty silly:
\u201c@Bren4Bassetlaw You just broke the economy for millions of working people AGAIN, and all you care about is whether your workplace has nice shops around it.\n\nThe selfishness of Tory MPs is frankly inhuman.\u201d