Tory Whip Faces Backlash After Admitting He Heckled Jeremy Corbyn About His Age
Earlier this week, during a debate on the budget, a Tory whip has allegedly said Jeremy Corbyn “should be in care”.

Burton MP Andrew Griffiths is facing a furious backlash as Labour MPs lodged formal complaints and branded the jibe which they say was made by Andrew Griffiths as Corbyn criticised the government’s failure to mention social care in its economic plans – ‘disgraceful’.

The heckler was slammed for making an “ageist” joke along the lines of “you should be in a care home”.

The Tory has faced a barrage of criticism after admitting he heckled Jeremy Corbyn about his age during Budget debate.

Labour Party’ source told that a heckler said: “You should be in care”, while a second source claimed the heckler said something along the lines of “put you in a care home”. Mr Griffiths has denied making either of these remarks.

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Later, Laura Smith told HuffPost UK that this was absolutely “disgraceful, none of us could believe what we were hearing”.

“The fact he’s a government whip shows that hurling abuse is now a deliberate and calculated Tory ploy.”

Ms Smith said she had reported the comments to Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle.

Ian Mearns shouted and gestured for Griffiths to “get out” of the Commons chamber after allegedly making the remark.

Labour Leader described Philip Hammond’s budget as “a record of failure with a forecast of more”.

“Economic growth has been revised down. Productivity growth has been revised down. Business investment revised down,”

Tory Whip Mr Griffiths later gave his own version of events claiming the Labour leader said: “There are elderly people in need of help”, to which he replied: “That’s you!”

Mr Corbyn replied saying: “Over £6 billion will have been cut from social care budgets by next March.

“I hope the Honourable Members begin to understand what it’s like to wait for social care stuck in a hospital bed while other people are having to give up their work to care for them.”

“The uncaring, uncouth attitude of certain members of parliament needs to be called out.”

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