John Lennon once sang that, “A working class hero is something to be”. But it’s now such a sought-after title that some politicians are hoping to get in on the action.
Newbury’s Conservative MP Richard Benyon said in a speech in the House of Commons earlier this week, that he was a working class hero... adding that: “someone once said to me that deprivation in West Berkshire is when Waitrose runs out of balsamic vinegar; they were totally wrong”.
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The comment was tounge-in-cheek, it was the opening of Parliament after all, but this came from a man who has fairly consistently voted for a reduction in spending of welfare benefits and against increasing disability benefits.